Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Rain

Rain this week will ensure lush foliage, green grass and colorful flowers for next week's big event in Augusta, the Masters Golf Tournament!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Middle School

Middle school corridor...quiet and empty

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

14 Ninth Street

These southwestern colors seem a bit out of place in downtown Augusta near the Riverwalk.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Henry Street Foliage

Bradford pear trees and azaleas line the center median on Henry Street.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Azeleas on Henry Street

Henry Street in the Summerville section of Augusta. Azaleas are in bloom for a few short weeks during March and April.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Flowers Along Broad Street

I hope everyone has a pleasant Saturday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Augusta Cotton Exchange

     Last week, I posted a photo of the Exchange's Turret.  Today, I thought you might enjoy seeing the entire building.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Augusta Museum of History

References to two of Augusta's own are displayed on the front of the Museum - Masters Golf Tournament and the Godfather of Soul.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Marion Hatcher Center

Located in downtown Augusta and built in 1835 as the family residence of John Phinizy, a wealthy Augusta merchant and businessman, Marion Hatcher Center is currently used for weddings, receptions, parties, luncheons, reunions, proms, business meetings, and other social gatherings.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

University Hospital

University Hospital began in 1915 as a merger of Augusta's first City Hospital (1818) and Lamar Hospital, (which replaced the Freedman's Hospital for blacks) with the construction of a new facility. The Hospital was named University in recognition of the ongoing association with the Medical College. In the 1950's, the Medical College constructed its own teaching facility called Talmadge Hospital, which is now known as MCG Hospital (Medical College of Georgia).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So Long Winter...Hello Spring!

It's official - today is the first day of spring. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thorny Bush - Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Augusta Cotton Exchange Turret

Augusta Cotton Exchange Building is located in Downtown Augusta on the banks of the Savannah River. The building housed offices and the trading floor, where buyers and sellers watched the daily prices of cotton. Today, the Exchange is a branch of the Georgia Bank & Trust Company.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flowering Pear on Base

This Bradford Pear tree was snapped on Augusta's army base, Fort Gordon about ten days ago. By now, most of the blossoms are likely on the ground.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stadium Seats

In a month, these Lake Olmstead Stadium seats will be filled with fans of Augusta's Minor League Baseball team, the Greenjackets (affiliated with the San Francisco Giants).

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sacred Heart Up Close

Lots of angles and texture...

This photo of Sacred Heart Cultural Center was first posted on January 1st. I still like this angle. When the trees fill out, this former Catholic Church will be obscured from view.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby Buggy

This wicker baby buggy was discovered in a corner at the Museum of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Marion Building Sconce

This embellishment adds much to the facade of Augusta's Broad Street Marion Building. Two sconces flank the front entrance to this lovely, but vacant office building.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Riverbanks Botanical Garden

The Riverbanks Botanical Garden (West Columbia, SC) is a wonderful place to spend an early spring day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yellow Flowering Bush

I've admired this flowering bush for many years without knowing its name. My internet search leds me to believe it's a variety of Hypericum. If I'm wrong, please let me know.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


ASU Orchestra at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater on the campus of Augusta State University.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1750 by the Church of England at the site of Fort Augusta. Although not the original, this lovely historic downtown church is located on the Riverwalk.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fading Pansies

The pansy is one of the most popular annual winter flowering plants in the South and Southeast. If there's a sudden winter cold snap or a short-lived snow cover, the pansy will survive. As temperatures rise, the pansy begins to wither as shown here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Enterprise Mill Roof

Originally built in 1848 as a flour and later a textile mill, this multi-use facility now houses professional offices, residential loft apartments and retail space.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Downtown Pub

Located at Broad and 9th Streets, Wheels Corner Pub is one of Augusta's night spots.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Steeple

I've photographed the Holy Trinity Catholic Church steeple on many occasions. On this day, the sky was particularly pleasant, so I snapped yet another photo.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Federal Justice Center Fountain

There are many fountains located throughout Augusta. This one is at the Federal Justice Center.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Favorite Part of Town - Augusta Canal

I lived on a small island in New York City's East River for 20 years before relocating to Augusta. I am drawn to the water. The Augusta Canal is a significant historic resource in Augusta and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior. It starts in Columbia County above the shoals or falls in the Savannah River where water is diverted by a dam into the man-made canal. Built originally in 1845, the canal brought water into the city for the purpose of generating hydropower, particularly for manufacturing cotton goods.
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