Friday, October 31, 2008

Shake Yo Groove Thang...Yeah, Yeah!

Remember this fella from a month or so ago? For those that don't, he sits outside of the coffee house, Fix, near the end of Wade Hampton Blvd., and Stone Avenue. My guess is that he plans on shaking his groove thang at a Halloween party tonight. I really dig his wig! He's really going to get the chicks wearing that coat too! I bet he drives the Mystery Machine from yesterday! ;)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Maybe you have to be a child of the 70's to fully appreciate this. When I first saw this van, I immediately thought of The Mystery Machine. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ice, Ice, Baby...

I had to scrape ice yesterday morning. It wasn't much to amount to anything, but it slowed me down nonetheless. I'm pretty sure I'll be scraping ice again this morning too. Guess it's time to clean out the garage!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's The Small Things...

Sometimes you have look closely to see the the beauty in small things.

These are the leaves on the Japanese Maple tree in my yard in Travelers Rest.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Leaves...They Are A Changin'...

Nothing quite says Fall like changing leaves!

This photo was taken near my home in Travelers Rest.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wyche Pavilion

Formerly called the C.F. Sauer building, it is one of Greenville's oldest commercial buildings. Located on the banks of the Reedy River, it is currently used for weddings, receptions, and dinner parties.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunrift Adventures

Sunrift Adventures has been in Travelers Rest for almost 30 years. Originally on Hawkins Road (near George Coleman Ford), their current location is the former Brown's Feed and Seed building. I'm not sure what year Brown's Feed and Seed was built at this location, but I believe it was in the early '60's.

My fondest memories of this building, were the many trips inside as a child, buying plants, seeds and garden supplies with my mom and grandma.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Poe Mill

This is the side of the former Poe Mill Store. Poe Mill, built in 1896, by F.W. Poe, was one of many textile mills in Greenville.

This building now houses an art gallery.

This photo was taken at the corner of Buncome Street and A Street.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Love Me Some Boiled Peanuts!

You aren't a true Southerner if you don't like boiled peanuts! My husband can't stand them, so I guess that's not an entirely true statement!

I snapped this photo on Old Buncombe Road.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Duck, Duck, No Goose

When I visited Furman recently, I caught these cute fellows paddling along the campuses lake. I'm not sure if they still allow you to feed them though. Years ago, a Sunday afternoon, a loaf of bread, and a date with the ducks, made for a relaxing time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Greenville Army Navy Store

The Greenville Army Navy Store has been in business for over 50 years. It is one of the oldest businesses operating in the city of Greenville.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Furman University

Furman University's Bell Tower houses 60 bells and stands on a peninsula in a 40 acre lake. According to their website, Furman is the oldest, largest, and most selective institution in South Carolina.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lima Baptist Church

Lima Baptist Church, organized in 1855, is located just off Highway 11 in Northern Greenville County. The bottom photo is the view from the front of the church.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Paris Mountain

I always feel so lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful mountains. This is a shot of Paris Mountain from Old Buncombe Road.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Morning On The Lake...

This lake is just around the corner from my house in Travelers Rest.
I was running late for work one morning, but saw how beautiful it looked that day. I couldn't help myself, so I turned and snapped a few shots. Notice the bird in the right of the bottom photo.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Tall Order

I was fooling around in the back yard earlier this week, taking some pictures of the changing leaves. I looked down and saw my shadow and thought, "What a cool picture that would make!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poke Sallet

Poke Sallet, aka Poke Salad, aka Poke, aka Pokeweed is a perennial native to the eastern United States.

Poke Sallet is a toxic plant, but some eat it much like any other green, after boiling it several times.

It's seasoned with fat back or bacon grease, of course.

During the Civil War, many letters were written with a quill and the ink from this plant.

This fine specimen is found in my flowerbed in Travelers Rest. embarrassed pai seh paiseh Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Peddler

The Peddler Steakhouse on Poinsett Highway has been around for decades.

Nestled in the woods, the restaurant was once an old train depot.

Where else will they bring a slab of beef to your table so you can see them cut your steak exactly how you want it?


Their salad bar isn't too shabby either!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mums The Word

You know Fall is here when you see Chrysanthemums.

Mums are actually a perennial, although most people treat them as a Fall annual.

I took this photo at Publix at University Square.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Kilgore-Lewis House

The Kilgore-Lewis House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1938, it was moved to it's present location on North Academy Street in 1974.

Josiah Kilgore built the house for his daughter, Mary Keziah, as a wedding gift.

Since 1974, the Kilgore-Lewis House has served as the headquarters for the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kudzu, It Kind of Grows On You......Literally.

I remember talking to a Southern-Challenged friend of mine not long ago and she told me that the first time she saw kudzu, she thought it was such a pretty vine!

If you've lived around here for any length of time, you know that kudzu is anything but pretty!

It covers approximately 7 million acres in the South! Used in the 30's for erosion control, the USDA declared it a weed in 1972.

This "beautiful" kudzu is located at the end of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Church Street.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Murals Are Cool

This mural is painted on the side of Expressions Unlimited on Poinsett Highway.

The flowers on the steps and the way the shadows are painted are my favorite parts.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Goat Meat?

This store is located on Wade Hampton Boulevard, just down the street from where I work.

The first time I saw "goat meat" on the window, I laughed out loud! Not sure that's something I want to try!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Table for 1/2, Please.

I pass by this funny man on my way to and from work every day.

He sits outside a new coffee house called Fix near the corner of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Stone Avenue.

It's Pumpkin Time!

These photos were taken at The Tomatoe Vine on Old Buncombe Road. I love roadside markets like this. Nothing beats the fresh produce found at this market. Well...aside from picking it from your own garden!

I used to take my grandmother there for fruits and veggies. She always called it "The Fruit Jungle". I think it may have actually been called that at some point in time. I still call it that too. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Swamp Rabbit Trail

This photo is a portion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest.

The nine mile trail runs along the old Swamp Rabbit Railroad from downtown Travelers Rest to downtown Greenville.

A Little Wiggle Room

The Wiggle Room Gallery is an art gallery in Travelers Rest. From the outside, it appears they have a lot of folksy kind of art. I have never been inside, but it's on my "To-Do" list!

Scuppernong Vine

A scuppernong is a large type of muscadine. It is a type of grape, native to the southeastern United States.

This 60+ year old scuppernong vine is on the Rice Family property in Travelers Rest.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Meat and Three, Please

It came to my attention recently that the concept of a "Meat and 3" isn't one that's known Nationwide. What?? How can that even be true?

If you've never experienced one of these the cholesterol laden meals, well, you just ain't lived!

Visit this site if still have no idea what I'm talking about:

Meat and Three

This photo was taken on Poinsett Highway in Greenville.

The Dixie is one of many Meat and 3's in Upstate, SC.

Yes, the photo is unbelievably crooked.
So much for my photography skilllzzzz.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Know I'm Home When....

.....I see the Blue Ridge Mountains!

I love seeing this every day on my ride back home into Travelers Rest.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

River Place



This was taken at River Place on Main Street in downtown Greenville. I love the cool lines of this building. It's modern, yet somehow retro at the same time!