February 29, 2008

Certainly Copper

Filed under: Tudor Revival — lessie @ 6:22 pm

I’ve always loved this house. The entry way is so charming, as is the screen door. A full pic is here.


February 28, 2008

Purple shadows

Filed under: Arts Center, Bay 3, Visitors Center — lessie @ 2:29 pm

One of my favorites, hanging at Bay 3, located at the Anderson Arts Center Warehouse. By John Davis.

February 27, 2008

Door greeter

Filed under: Sculptures, Statues & Art — lessie @ 7:22 pm

This adorable blow fish greets visitors to Kakilaki, a clay and arts studio on Benson Street, downtown. It’s a fun paint-pottery shop, and I love looking in the window. See more here.

February 26, 2008


Filed under: Historic District, Markers, & Flags — lessie @ 2:51 pm

Saw this sign while driving Hwy 76. Interesting. I had not heard of a battle in Anderson County. The older I get, the more I appreciate history.  Someone (couldn’t find a name) has created a neat web site on this battle and upcoming reinactment.

February 25, 2008

Colorful boats

Filed under: Hartwell Lake — lessie @ 6:25 pm

This guy made me a fishing fan at Saturday’s Bassmaster Classic. 🙂 Jeff Kriet (I learned his name from the side of the boat!) was such a nice guy to the crowd. He showed his fish, bantered back and forth — completely at ease and friendly as he puttered around his boat and peeled off his all-weather wear. A couple other shots are here.

February 24, 2008


Filed under: Hartwell Lake — lessie @ 6:05 pm


The World Series of fishing come to Anderson! The Super Bowl of big mouth bass here at Hartwell Lake! I’d never even heard of “Bassmaster Classic” until this year, and yet the excitment of the fans, the color of the boats and the refreshing weather on Saturday — making me wish I was on the water — have all combined to make me a Bassmaster Classic fan. For this week at least. 🙂

I intended to visit Portman Shoals Marina early Saturday morning, but lethargy won out. I got there about 3ish that afternoon. My first shock were the men, women, and children lining the highway with cameras at the ready, waiting to capture their favorites leaving the marina.

I found a parking place and wound my way to the yellow tape holding back fans from the line up of fiercely colorful boats leaving the lake on trailers, all pulled by “Toyota Tundra” trucks. As the boats waited in que, from the edge of the water to the highway, a mile or so ahead, where they would get on I-85 and head to Greenville for the weigh-in, the fishermen chatted amicably with the crowd, even pulling out the fish they had caught to the whoops and cheers of the spectators. They joked and talked as they climbed around their waiting boats, pulling off all-weather overalls, adjusting gear and hats. The personalities of the anglers were magnetic — some more quiet, but all friendly — and I enjoyed watching the excited crowd as much as the boats and fishermen.

The above picture is of the ESPN set, created from scratch in front of the water at the marina. (You can see a bit of the water in the background.) I hadn’t realized I had caught them “mid-make up” until I got home and uploaded the pictures. How fun is that? A larger shot and a view of the water is here.

February 23, 2008


Filed under: Colonial Revival — lessie @ 3:01 pm

I’ve known Linley Park since I moved to Anderson. A beautiful swath of green between two one-way streets. Its an enormous median, really, with two ball fields, a playground, a picnic shelter.

Only in the last couple of years though had I heard of “the Lindley House.” Walking by the house, I noticed this engraving in the concrete. The Lindly House faces the park on a small hill in granduer. Were the Lindleys old landowners? Real estate developers?

February 22, 2008

I was scared

Filed under: Animals — lessie @ 4:36 pm

A dropped stomach. Cold sweat. And a frantic look for escape. When I was convinced the bees weren’t chasing me, I tried to capture the damn things — because they had scared me so terribly. I was on a public sidewalk, off McDuffie. Anyone could have stumbled into a dangerous situation. Fortunately I’m not allergic. But scared, yes. 🙂 (The sound of the buzzing was unbelievable. A real swarm.) I love the rustic, but this was just too much wildlife for me.

The experience made me think. I’ve always felt safe walking and taking pictures in Anderson. It’s a safe city, with friendly people, and I usually have my dogs with me which makes me feel doubly comfortable. Anderson — besides the bees — is a great place to live, to even raise a family.

February 21, 2008


Filed under: Jockey Lot — lessie @ 3:28 pm

Saturday a friend and I made an early morning trip to the Jockey Lot. This vendor had not yet set up, just the bones of her stand were awaiting her arrival. The sheet appears to be a changing station, decorated with snowflakes.

February 20, 2008

Ram Tough

Filed under: Animals — lessie @ 3:42 am

One of my neighbors parks his Dodge truck on the street. I walked the girls by his vehicle 100’s of times before I recognized the beauty in this simply amazing hood ornament. Especially framed by his yard lions. Very ram (and lion) tough.

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