Downtown Liberty, SC

Dining in small towns can be an adventure and we went into Yank’s Place with some trepidation but the food was simple, well-prepared and tasty, another great surprise while driving around. We will try the bakery soon.

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Oil Mill Revisited

I always find it worthwhile to revisit places I like, whether by looking at old pictures or making new ones.

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Lake Conestee Nature Park

Another gem in the neighborhood is lake Conestee Nature Park, http://lakeconesteenaturepark.com/. It is part of a larger recreation project with ball fields , etc. The lake itself is surrounded by a swampy forest. Hiking and bird watching are two great attractions, not to mention photography.

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The Peace Center, Greenville, SC

The Peace Center is one of downtown’s gems visually and the performances there are well-worth attending.

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The Cabin Life

The gentleman that owns the Sign Barn in Pickens, SC built/restored an example of a time gone by in our part of the country and I think he did a great job. He uses the cabin as a place to sort of unwind.

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The afternoon light in the fall on a blue sky day is so pure for me and makes great shadows.It helps capture the landscape and buildings.

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Historic Brattonsville

South Carolina has many historic sites and this is one of the more important ones. The late fall is a great time to visit with the trees having either lost their leaves or are carrying golden leaves .Here is a link which gives a good description of the place and its history, http://chmuseums.org/battle-of-hucks-defeat-hb/. A;so check out http://www.chmuseums.org/history-hb/

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Fall in South Carolina

Today my buddy Al and I went riding around to shoot a bit and he knew of a pond with a stone lighthouse fairly close by. This might be as intense as fall gets  for color, particularly the golden yellows. Leafs and pine needles in the water are particularly interesting.

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Marshall, NC

A friend of mine suggested that I check out Marshall, NC. It is a mountain town along the French Broad River. One of the features on the main street is an old caboose. I was struck by the details of the caboose as well as the color.

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