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In My Way

I woke up at 4:30 AM today. I couldn’t sleep anymore. I was exhausted last night and crashed a little after ten.

I was dreading today. I really wanted to just call in and do it tomorrow. But then I’d have to give up my Saturday, and that just won’t do.

So I made the coffee and was sitting there reading through a few things wishing I’d set a camera up for nightlapse because of the Lyrids meteor shower and getting ready for the day.

When you don’t want to go, you make yourself go.

God puts things and people in your way.

By in your way I don’t mean that as necessarily a bad thing.

Sometimes it’s a hurdle to get over. Sometimes it’s someone who is kind to you.

Sometimes it’s just a thing. A thing you need at the moment.

I was driving along the same road I use most everyday to get to my first stop. Doing my windshield time. I can do this drive with my eyes closed. And I looked up and saw this.

At first I thought it was part of the Lyrids. I found out later from the wife that it was so much cooler. It was the SpaceX launch this morning.

This brought a huge grin to my face. I needed to be right there, right then.

I needed to see this this morning, to capture it, to make my morning better. To make my whole day better.

And it did.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Wandering

Cheraw, SC

I’ve been wandering a bit after work. I forgot what me and Skipper used to say.

“A little #wander is good for the soul.”

And so it is. I have to get back into this again. I have the time and eyes to see. I gotta start stopping for this again along the way.

Cheraw, SC

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Stop

If you see something, say…no. Stop.

Stop and take that picture of that thing that catches your eye. It may not be there later. You’re the one there in that moment. No one else will ever capture that small moment in time that you have right there.

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You never know what you’ll find or what may come next.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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The Cabin On Scout Cabin Road

Old post from my old blog but worth sharing here again.

This old place has been razed for the millstones in the chimneys. I hate that. I hope it was the owner that did so. Otherwise, boo.

I’ll bet she was really something in her prime.


I pass this spot all the time and have always wanted to stop. Since I started this page I find that I need to follow the urge to stop and explore more. So here you go. I have no history for this old place other than the fact that it may have been and old Scout Cabin. Hence the name of the road! Enjoy the pics and if you are ever in this neck of the woods stop by and visit it for yourself.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Elusive Turtles

Yesterday I was driving by a little pond just outside the town of Jefferson, SC on my way home from work. I drive by here at least twice a day, five days a week.

In the pond is a sunken pier. It’s old and disused and has caved in in the past couple of years.

Still fairly cool to me.

The Pier

Yesterday as I drove by the pier looked different. I really just caught it out of the corner of my eye. It was bumpy, shiny and black.

I drove down a mile or so and swung back around. it was worth the time.

I pulled up and the pier was covered in about twenty turtles, sunning themselves. Before I could get close enough for pics they spooked and slid off into the water. I hated I disturbed their activity.

I just wanted a pic or two.

So today I slowed down as I drove by and saw them again. I pulled over to the side of the road and grabbed a few pics with my phone from the car.

Turtles

I plan to return with my Canon soon. It was really just worth it to see all of them sitting there on the pier.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Landsford Canal

We visited Landsford Canal State Park today. We haven’t been in years and as we didn’t get to visit Maggie Valley, NC this year and hike around there we at least got to hike in something familiar.

The trails here remind us of Alum Cave in Tennessee, in some parts. Same smells and sounds walking through the forest.

The Canal Trail is a little over three miles round trip and a really easy hike. Depending on if you climb on everything like my son, of course. He probably adds an easy mile to everywhere we go.

The Son

The Landsford Canal is a navigation channel that opened in 1823 with the purpose of bypassing rapids along the Catawba River to allow efficient freight transport and rapid travel between nearby communities and settlements along the rural frontiers of the era. It had five locks operating over a stretch of two miles with an elevation change overall of 32–34 feet. It was part of the inland navigation system from the ‘Up Country’ to Charleston, built systematically from 1819, and the navigations are today the centerpiece of Canal State Park. (From Wikipedia)

And that’s the daughter up there in the middle. Fifteen year olds, am I right?!

It’s fairly impressive, even in ruins, and there are so many photography opportunities. Just bring whatever camera you have and your eye (or both) and find your image.

The nearest town is Fort Lawn and I’m posting directions from there. But a quick internet search will give you directions from most anywhere.

She doesn’t like having her pic taken. BUT, there is a wife.

I won’t throw much more on this post as I think the experience should be saved for you.

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