Friday, January 25, 2008

World's Largest Gibson

A 70-foot-tall Gibson guitar was erected at the new Hard Rock Park.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pansy Test

The blotch of color on this pansy reminds me of the Rorschach inkblot test. What do you see in this blotch?

Maybe turning it around you will see something else.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sand Sculpture Part Two

The latest sand sculpture for the Democratic debate tomorrow is almost completed. The work is being done by Team Sandtastic from Sarasota, Florida. Check out their website.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Walking Back in Time

When you take a walk on the nature trail in Granby Park in Columbia, South Carolina, you can see remnants of a bygone era. Part of a stone wall still remains from one the canals that was built in the 1820s to provide safe travel around the rapids on the Congaree river. During the early years of operation, it transported an average of thirty thousand bales of cotton each year to Charleston. The railroad boom of the 1850s spelled the demise of canal travel.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Old Railroad Bridge

Norfolk Southern Railway bridge over the Congaree River built in 1902 and renovated in 2000.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Along the Congaree

A walk along the Congaree river in Columbia, SC during the winter is peaceful and quiet. Not much wildlife except for a lone blue heron stalking his next meal.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


An "interesting" blend of old and new.

A church near Lexington, SC

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sand Sculpture

Myrtle Beach's version of Mount Rushmore is under construction and features the heads of the six Republican debate participants.
Can you name them?

Friday, January 04, 2008

Nature Walks

I am reminded of recent articles and books about the importance of getting children outdoors. The memories of time spent in nature will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dancing Rainbows

The grandchildren are intrigued by the prism pendant hanging on the sliding glass doors. For a short time in the morning the sun hits it and rainbows are reflected on the walls. With a slight tap of the pendant the rainbows dance.