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.

September 16, 2009

Colorful Crushed Cardboard

Filed under: Guest Photographers — lessie @ 2:37 am


Thanks, Ken Wilson, for the above picture! Ken captured these colors with his new iPhone at Sam’s Club. (I’m glad they recycle!)

September 2, 2009

Two Additional “Bigs”

Filed under: Animals, Guest Photographers — lessie @ 2:15 am

These delightful Andersonian wolfhounds have a spacious yard to run in. I haven’t tried to pet them because they bark rather furiously, but I imagine they are softies once they are comfortable. Thanks, April, for taking this pic!

August 31, 2009

Over the Civic Center

Filed under: Aerial Views, Guest Photographers — lessie @ 9:48 pm

Many thanks, Barron Cooley, for this cool bird’s-eye shot! The white building to the bottom left is the Anderson Civic Center. Barron comments that he likes the clouds — and I do too. Nice framing.

August 18, 2009

Friendly Neighbor Dogs

Filed under: Animals, Guest Photographers — lessie @ 10:09 pm

Driving down East Fredricks Street, we noticed these beautiful animals playing in the front yard. Their owners were kind enough to let April snap some pics. (Thanks, April!) I love how she captured the motion: all those ears and fur flying.

Is this turning into an Anderson dog blog? Maybe. 🙂 For a real dog blog on the REAL Riviera, check out Jilly’s Riviera Dogs. I love all the French doggie names. 🙂

July 29, 2009

Monday Night Flight

Filed under: Aerial Views, Guest Photographers, Hartwell Lake — lessie @ 4:50 pm

Barron's picture

Thanks, Barron Cooley, for sharing this fantastic shot of Hartwell Lake — and teaching me about what I’m seeing. Barron writes below:

Thought you might enjoy a picture of Lake Hartwell with Portman Marina in foreground, looking north up the Seneca river. The old Portman dam (remember the generator downtown?) was between the two bridges on the Seneca River. The first bridge is highway 24 and the second, fartherest away, is I-85.

July 9, 2009

Ooey Gooey

Filed under: Guest Photographers, Restaurants and Commerce — lessie @ 2:53 pm

O’Charley’s (on N. Main) has a new featured pie: ooey gooey caramel. QUITE the rich treat. I was honored to share the tasting with a special birthday girl. Happy belated birthday, Angie! (Many thanks to April for her *sweet* pic. 🙂 )

June 7, 2009

Air Show Moment

Filed under: Anderson Regional Airport, Guest Photographers — lessie @ 6:28 am


Barron Cooley, a local aviator and photographer, captured the above image of the Canadian Snowbirds at the May 13 Anderson Air Show. (A different manuver is here.) I understand it was a spectacular show.

June 6, 2009

Anderson Air Show

Filed under: Anderson Regional Airport, Guest Photographers — lessie @ 6:47 am


I can’t say enough how much I love this photo. Barron Cooley graciously allowed me to share it with you. He took it May 13 at the Anderson Snowbirds Air Show. He said the little boy was in his own world, complete with sound effects. His plane was even flying upside down, like many of the planes in the show. (Another version of the pic is here.) Regrettably, I didn’t attend , but literally thousands did — and I heard how good it was. Thanks, Barron, for sharing this photo with us.

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