Country Roads, Waysides and Sights Found Along Them...
Photos 1, 2 and 4 were all taken on Hwy 278 near Grays, SC... just start driving from Barnwell to Bluffton, you'll know it when you have the right spot... it's breath taking. Number 4 is someone's yard; I just couldn't resist snapping this picture. As I stood on the side of the road, I was afraid of being run over or either shot, but the flowers were beautiful.
Photo number 3 was taken on a rainy winter day in Port St Joe FL, a small town on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The 5th and 6th photos were taken in or around Fair Play SC, I fell in love with this old building; and the 7th one is of a ancient Indian Mound near Helen GA, I stood on the side of the road again for this on as I often do but I do get out and wander a bit at various times and that takes us to the final three photos... though two of them were taken in the Fall I just had to include them as they both take along the country roads of upper South Carolina.
The final photo was taken in a yard I have passed for years as I drive around Barnwell. Many of us watch and worried as the highway department changed the highway route and took part of his garden. I finally got up the courage to stop and ask could I wander around with my camera and this old birdbath just struck me as beautiful and a beautiful way to recycle (it's cracked and won't hold water).
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Old building in Fair Play, SC
A wonderful mail/paper box I found near Fair Play, SC
Nacoochee Indian Mound
Located on Ga. 17 just east of Ga. 75 near Helen, Ga.