"Dear Leonard. To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then, to put it away. Leonard, always the years between us, always the years. Always the love. Always the hours.
Starr Kitty as usual is everywhere about the yard in the morning
South Carolina is not a well-used "public transit" state or bicycle state for that matter save a few who use what little public transit service there is...and cyclist who risk their lives daily and nightly on dangerous highways without bike lanes.
South Carolina is a car craze state where most everyone drives, and the obesity rate is probably higher than every state in the union save Mississippi, the poorest state in the United States.
When gas prices rose from 2.05 a gallon to 2.79 a gallon at Sam's Quick Stop, there was sheer panic from customers rushing to fill their cars with gas from the after effects of Texas's Hurricane Harvey where the oil comes from. In some parts of City of Florence stations ran completely out of gas. Some customers fear prices will rise as high as $9.00 a gallon until Harvey catastrophe is fixed.
For those of us walking or biking there was little concern or worry about gas prices ... as we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Kingsburg at night and those stars in the sky.
An ecstatic First grader (Class of 2029), LaKayla, disembarks the yellow school bus and rushes up the path for home with family after school. She has the moves and spirit of a future Johnsonville High School Varsity cheerleader.
A beautiful scenic old barn with rusty tin roof erected in 20th century rural Kingsburg is mostly still intact though part of its lower traitor shade (left side) has caved in.
IJ's birthday bash down a dusty dirt road and in the backwoods of Kingsburg in Florence County, South Carolina.
Dim early morning light, slips of dew & moisture from a heavy overnight rain turns a rural backroad Florence county highway into shades of "the blues" with fresh yellow strips just freshly painted down the middle median dividing farm equipment and automobile traffic...
An impressive Kingsburg house on Kingsburg Highway (aka Highway 41 & 51) not far from Kingsburg Loop when traveling west at Sam's Quick Stop and just east of St. Mark AME Church founded in 1869 as Brush Arbor, a hut with pews, by freed Civil War African slaves when Kingsburg was known as Savage, South Carolina.