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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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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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Knights To Nomads: HOMECOMING 2020

Featuring the NCHS Silver Knights.

We were back at The Castle Friday night for Homecoming. North Central Knights against the Great Falls Red Devils (who were exorcised 54-8). The Knights football team are having a fantastic season and congrats to them.

Me and Sam (he’s my assistant photographer/second shooter) could see the stadium lit up almost a mile away. We hadn’t been there yet for a game and were both very impressed with the upgrades to the rebuilt stadium. North Central has moved up in the world a bit. Well deserved if I do say so myself.

We’re proud of all of our kids after what they’ve been through this year. They’ve shown what they’re really made of. A lot of hardship and some extremely hard personal tragedies. And they’re still here. Fighting like always.

But…

I’m with the band.

I’m glad to be there. I’ve watched them develop over the last couple of years. They are literally award winning. And I love hearing them play.

So, without further ado (and because I’m running out of words) ladies and gentleman. The North Central Silver Knights.

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Knights To Nomads Part 10: The Gym

This weeks video is short. We are coming to the end of the old structure and it has taken a little over ten weeks for the demolition. I wonder if we will see a new building by the end of summer 2021?

It would be great for the students to return to The Castle at the beginning of a new school year.

Either way, when they do start the new building I’m going to be their filming it go up.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Knights To Nomads Part 7

I went out this morning intending to get a lot more of the site but, with the winds being what they are and my drone being so light, it wasn’t a good idea to fly too high.

In fact, I started getting warnings shortly after 100’ in altitude. So this video is just a bit different. Lower to the ground, but at least this time I was able to get you inside parts of the building.

There isn’t a lot to look at right now. They’re finishing up the demolition on the cafeteria and office end of the school and then, I suppose, they’ll move on to the band/gymnasium section.

It’s rough to watch a place I called home for six years (yes, I was only there six year Jr. and Sr. High) being torn down. I’d like to hear from some more folks from my generation about how this is hitting them. I graduated in ‘86.

I can’t wait, however, to watch as this school rises from the ashes so to speak. I’m wondering if we’ll have a new layout. Will it be expanded to fit the needs of the students and faculty?

What’s the plan?

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