Monday, November 12, 2012

Beehive Kilns, Columbia SC

These interesting structures, known as beehive kilns, were built in the early
20th Century and constructed of brick, measure 35' in diameter
and 18' high.  The four kilns and a brick office building
are listed in the National Register.
For more information see the following site
One of the interesting compression rings around the
brick kilns.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cape Fear River, Wilmington

Jammin' on the river walk in Wilmington, NC.
Lots to see and do in this coastal city.
Bob Marley Jamming ....

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead ferns ...playful sculpture at the UNCA Kellogg Center
in Hendersonville, NC.  Excellent art and craft at
the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mingus Mill, Great Smoky Mountains Park

Mingus Mill, in operation since 1886, is located
in  the Great Smoky Mountain Park less than
a mile from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.
This mill uses a turbine instead of a water wheel
to grind corn and wheat.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mountaintop Garden

Gardens are special...especially mountaintop gardens.
This garden has a view of mountains beyond mountains.....
some 40 miles away.... and is woven
around and on top of natural rocks.
Another view of this peaceful garden....
I could spend some serious time in that chair.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Corncob Mailbox

Folks in Nebraska take their Cornhuskers football
very seriously.... VERY seriously!
Some folks also wear corncob hats to the games.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day celebration at Warren Wilson College..
Lots of musicians and mountain crafts..
And good barbeque pork sandwiches.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Twelve Bones Smokehouse

Folks in Asheville love their ribs and the best place
to eat the best ribs is at Twelve Bones Smokehouse in the River Arts District.
If you don't believe me ask Obama.  Yes, THE President himself.  The
last time he visited Asheville his first stop after getting off
Air Force One was, yup, Twelve Bones.
This place has it all..their food is delicious.
Check it out...Obama has -  twice.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Two Beauties Sizing Up Each Other

The Peacock
Pretty bird, Oh pretty bird
You walk like a chicken
And crow like a cat!
Pretty bird, Oh how lovely
You'll sit on my roof
And run from the dog!
Pretty Bird, Come eat from mine hand
Don't perch on the porch
Your poop's on the ground!
Pretty Bird, Silly bird
A tail five feet long
And a head with a fan!
Pretty Bird, Strut your stuff
Waddle around and shake like a jerk
Your feathers are grey underneath all the eyes
And your neck is blue and turquoise too!
Your eyes are black like cold dumb coal
Surrounded by black and white like two fish in a pot!
Come listen to my music or perch on my fence
You are a silly bird, I'll tell you again
Pretty Bird, Oh pretty bird
You walk like a chicken
And crow like a cat!

© jamieduck

Friday, March 23, 2012

USS North Carolina

A visit to the USS North Carolina in Wilmington, NC
is well worth the time...It is an education in
ships, sailors and history.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Green Architecture

An extreme example of nature gone amok..the vines are pulling the
windows loose and the hum of bees on the blossoms
is very loud...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nanthala, from the Cherokee language , means "Land of the Noonday Sun."
The Nanthala River runs through a narrow gorge and at certain
spots the sun reaches the ground at noon only.  Hence its name..
The river is very popular with kayakers and the Nantahala Oudoor
Center is a great place to visit.

Dining with a view....

Saturday, January 28, 2012

No Sleeping

A "public" bench in downtown St Petersburg, Florida...
see the next image for the rest of the story..

Yes, this bench is not for sleepiing...
no matter if you have nowhere else to lay your head..

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jerk Center

For good Jamaican food in Tarpon Springs try the Jerk Center...
...simple, good tasty food from the old country.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Morean Arts Center

Morean Arts Center in St Petersburg has galleries, classes and studios
that can be used by the public in addition to a glass blowing studio.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Crislip Arcade

During a recent trip to St Petersburg I came upon this innovative collection
of studios and shops in a re-purposed urban building
that had been sitting idle.  Very nice light and airy central arcade...