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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.