When remodelers are busy at work, I’m glad Captain Obvious swoops through the neighborhood. If he hadn’t set out this Port-a-John sign, we might have thought this lovely room was a home addition.
We had a recent patch of cooler, mistier weather…which meant it was the perfect time to visit the parking lot seagulls! On a dreary day, the seagulls hunker down on the pavement, and their necks all but disappear as they … Continued
Usually on Walkabout Wednesdays, I post pictures of things I see in the neighborhood. But this past week, I left my home in the sandhills and went to the mountains. Right off the bat, there were signs that I wasn’t … Continued
“Oh, George! Bess! Listen to this! At last I think we have the clue we’ve been looking for!” George and Bess studied the paragraph to which Nancy had pointed. Oh, Nancy. That’s nice of you to pretend that your chums … Continued
In February 1865, Sherman and the Union Army occupied Columbia. And while they were here, they rudely fired on our unfinished state house. The damage from the artillery fire was never repaired. Instead, bronze stars mark the six locations where … Continued
Will this discussion of palmetto tree mailboxes ever end? No! I’ve already discussed our love of palmetto trees here in the neighborhood, and how you’ll see that love reflected in our choice of mailbox posts and the mailboxes themselves. So … Continued