This year marked the 19th Annual St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival. Each year the event is held as fund raiser for the school. This year was also billed as a “fun-raiser’. I saw all kinds of events for the family this year. There were canival games, … Continue readingSt. Mary’s Chocolate Festival comes to Aiken
This year was the 31st year for the annual Aiken’s Makin Arts and Crafts festival. The event had a small beginning in 1976 with only about 50 vendors. This year there were about 300 craftsmen and about 30 food vendors. Each year there is plenty … Continue readingAiken’s Makin Arts and Crafts Festival
In the early 1830’s, William Aiken and the South Carolina Canal Railroad Company built a 136 mile railroad from Charleston to Hamburg on the river just accross from Augusta, Ga. the first in the country to have regular scheduled steam locomotives. It was at the … Continue readingAll Aboard Aiken
Normally a trip to the mail box is pretty mundane. One day, however, I was greeted by this huge sunflower that my neighbor had planted by the cluster mailboxes. Seeing this beautiful flower looking down on me really made my day.
Tonight The Palmetto Shutterbugs challenge was to pick a room in your house and take 10 different pictures. This colorful toy was laying on the hearth by the fire place and caught my eye.
Heading back into Aiken on Highway 78 from a quick trip to Charleston, I finally stopped to try to capture this old barn. I have passed this way many times, and have always wanted to try to get a picture, but it has always been … Continue readingOn the way home
Spring is a beatiful time of year in Aiken when all the Azaleas start blooming. With all the flowers and trees blooming, the pollen is everywhere. While the pollen drives my alergies crazy, some like the pollen, as seen here.
Stop and smell the flowers, and when you do take time to notice the order and symmetry in creation. At first glance it is a flower, but with a closer look you see triangles, lines, and circles.
Nothing like a cool ice cream on a warm spirng day in downtown Aiken.
Reflections in the pond at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.