Greer, South Carolina has a lovely city park complete with a shagging fountain (the dance, people), swings, and a gazebo. Enjoy the pictures from my trip there.
This part of the park isn’t quite as relaxing as the upper part with the fountains. It’s lovely but the aerating fountain at the far end of the pond is a bit noisy.
This low bank of fountains is adjacent to the row of big porch swings.
I spend a good 20 minutes, “just a swangin’.”
The dancing fountains
This is the first of two posts from my photo walk in downtown Spartanburg last Friday. It was a very bright day so while that caused some photographic challenges, my body was so glad to feel the sun that I didn’t mind.
Statue on the side of the Extended Stay America’s HQ. He is chiseling himself out of a block of iron/clay/mud.
This tree was full of soft pink buds and busy bees.
I love the sunlight on the water here.
This is for Mr. McB as Denny’s is one of his favorites.
The Palmetto and Magnolia Fountain by Berry Bate with the Daniel Morgan Monument in the background.
First Baptist Church of Spartanburg
A fountain at “The George,” USC Upstate’s business school
Bubbling waters at The George
Finally the SC flag is flapping in the most delightful way.
Another busy bee
Spigot fountain behind Denny’s HQ
A subtle reminder to wash your hands before going back to work?
These photos are from our visit to Furman University back on December 17, 2011. Mr. McB and I had planned to go to the movies but we thought better of when we realized what a mild, sunny Saturday we’d been blessed with.
Furman is known for having a gorgeous campus, see number 12 on this list. In addition to the beautiful buildings, the campus also features many beautiful natural areas. They even produced a field guide to the trees and animals that you’ll find at Furman. Here are a few images from our little photo walk.
This is the original building that housed Furman’s two classrooms. It was moved from its original location and can now be found near the lake.
Sky mirrored in the lake
Furman’s Florentine belltower and bare trees
This photo was not touched up in anyway. The sky was just a stunning shade of blue.
These trees flank the pathway to the bell tower. They are so smooth, I could have rubbed them all day. These are the kinds of trees that are heaven to a tactile person like me.
The clouds showed up in this photo of the pond in the Japanese gardens.
The last remnants of fall were trapped in the pond.
Even dead grass can make an interesting contrast.
Cattails that look like big fat corn dogs – albeit moldy, furry corndogs.