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 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. 🙂

March 15, 2010

Invasion of Elevated Scrapers

Filed under: Parks — lessie @ 9:38 pm

April, a friend, says “they” are going to put in another ball field at the Anderson Civic Center. Lots of earth moving and tree pulling going on. I felt like a kid staring at the HUGE machines thundering around in the red dirt.

February 3, 2010

Bridge Ices Before Road

Filed under: Parks, Winter & Christmas — lessie @ 2:05 am

I love this bridge at Chris Taylor Memorial Park. Though we didn’t get much ice on Friday, what we got was on the bridge. 🙂 (Another version of the pic is here.)

November 17, 2009

Chris Taylor Park

Filed under: Parks — lessie @ 10:38 pm


The ducks and geese at Chris Taylor Park didn’t mind my presence, though they clucked and quacked nervously among themselves when Croc began to bark. I love the amber color of many night photos.

I’ve been thinking a lot about night photography after viewing a collection of Ed Ou’s work on The Big Picture. Amazing.

June 26, 2009

Tears to My Eyes

Filed under: Parks — Tags: , , , , , — lessie @ 2:09 am

If you follow this blog, you know how much I love Anderson and Anderson’s parks in particular. But as the tears come to my eyes, viewing this photo, I know I love my niece more. Chris Taylor Park.

March 14, 2009

The Other Pond

Filed under: Animals, Parks — lessie @ 12:41 pm

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The Civic Center has two ponds — a larger pond in the Chris Taylor Park area, with benches, a pavillion, a children’s play area, geese, ducks, and three beaches. It’s really fun to walk around. The second pond is more of a retention pond, I guess. There’s no access for people, so no free bread, and the birds don’t usually hang out there. But lately…I’ve seen a mating pair of ducks and then these geese. I wonder if it’s the “honeymoon” pond for water fowl. 🙂

March 12, 2009

Goose of a different feather

Filed under: Animals, Parks — lessie @ 10:05 pm

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Normally I only see geese and ducks at the Civic Center’s pond. This bird surprised me with its bold stance so near where people often walk.

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