March 31, 2010

Friendly Andersonian

Filed under: Bridges, Roads, RRs & Transport — lessie @ 7:47 pm

Friday (I took the day off) it was noisy, noisy, noisy on our street. The smell of asphalt lingered in the air and the beep*beep*beep of large equipment driving backwards drove my little dogs into a frenzy. Well, the little black dog anyway. She jumped the fence SEVERAL times that day to explore, just when dog-squishing opportunities were at their most opportune. I went to Home Depot yesterday and bought chicken wire. Chris, the friendly guy in Building, made dog-proofing my fence seem possible. Update to come. Another view here.


March 30, 2010

A.P. “Doc” Durham

Filed under: Restaurants and Commerce — lessie @ 9:22 pm

Not the best angle I’m thinking. But I’ve been wanting to shoot this mural on the corner of S. Main and Franklin for the longest. Glad I finally got it. I wonder how old it is? Sitting in the car waiting for the light to change, I never noticed the tribute at the top: Dedicated to A.P. “Doc” Durham. Who was he? Anyone? Another view is here.

March 29, 2010

Nov. 14, 1931

Filed under: Parks — lessie @ 9:09 pm

The above plaque — shaped like Anderson County! — memoralizes a landing made by Amelia Earhart on Nov. 14, 1931, at the original Anderson County Airport. Earhart was participating in a nation-wide tour promoting Beechnut products. (Advertising dollars at work.) The photo of Earhart and local Andersonians makes the plaque’s history more tangible. I like that the plaque is on a hill overlooking the ballfield. It was windy when I shot the pic — and standing there at the ridge gave me the feeling of flight. Another view here.

March 26, 2010


Filed under: Parks — lessie @ 5:45 am

Fathers with children fascinate me. This pair is walking around the softball field during a game. I wonder what the son is saying to his dad? Anderson Civic Center.

March 25, 2010


Filed under: Parks — lessie @ 3:44 am

STILL they push around red dirt! It’s amazing the mammoth quantity of it. Unfortunately they’ve also blocked off my walking path. *Sigh* Anderson Civic Center. Here‘s another pic of our walking path bisected by the cruel fence.

March 24, 2010

Fashionable Colors

Filed under: Spring & Summer — lessie @ 8:41 pm

See that purse on the bottom right? I really wanted to buy that one! But I’m one of those people who carries a BAG not a purse and it just wouldn’t have held my kitchen sink. Some lucky person got it instead of me. 🙂

March 23, 2010

Cold Morning, Hot Sales

Filed under: Spring & Summer — lessie @ 8:19 pm

Last Saturday turned into a beautiful day — but the morning was quite chilly. More than just a few folks braved the early morning looking for good bargains. I imagine the lady above is checking for scratches on a potential purchase.

March 22, 2010


Filed under: Animals, Guest Photographers — lessie @ 9:01 pm

Jon, an Old North Anderson resident and very kind neighbor, shot the above bird this past weekend. Majestic, isn’t she? Also striking is the sound she makes — which allowed us to locate her in the highest part of a Magnolia. After Googling pics of Barn Owls, I have to say, “ours” is quite a beauty. Thanks so much, Jon, for sharing! (Another view is here at Jon’s Flickr account.)

March 17, 2010

Customer Service

Filed under: Guest Photographers — lessie @ 7:00 pm

I was tickled with this up-in-the-air shot, taken by April, a native Andersonian. Duke Power has been cutting and trimming on our street all week. After the limbs are cut into logs, another crew comes by to throw them all a wood chipper, reminding me morbidly of Fargo.

March 16, 2010

Kids Today

Filed under: Parks — lessie @ 10:08 pm

I saw this little line up at the Civic Center on Saturday and couldn’t leave it alone. I bet it was a kid. There were even lines in the dirt, as if the table wasn’t enough play space. 🙂

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