Friday, March 25, 2011

Wisteria, Dogwoods & Crepe Murder

Spring has sprung in Greenwood! Which means it is allergy season, but if you can see and breathe, you'll notice we are having a most beautiful spring. Wisteria covers trees like purple kudzu. The dogwoods bloomed overnight. People are trimming the crepe myrtles into stubs, but in a few weeks they will bolt and by July be full of new blooms. A duck laid an egg on our lawn.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


By the way, we did catch a Lander women's basketball game, the first round of the PeachBelt conference tourney. Lander handily beat UNC Penbroke, but went on to lose in the second round in a stunner to a 4 seed. The other #1 seed also lost, but both play on now in the NCAA Division II brackets.

Biking in Greenwood

I can't believe I haven't already blogged about how great the bike community in Greenwood is. Alan is a regular on the Tuesday night ride in the woods at Parson's Mountain, and we have already enjoyed several Saturday "Fountain" rides this year. Those meet at the fountain in Uptown Greenwood on Saturdays at 10, or after time changes Sunday, at 9. Depending on the weather, who is there and how long folks want to ride, it is usually one or two groups, 20-40 miles. We've been on a 40+ mile adventure to the border with both McCormick and Abbeville counties. Plus some 30+ mile adventures around Ninety Six, including a pitstop at the National Historic Site. There are Sunday afternoon rides too, usually at 2 or 3 from the adorable gazebo in Hodges. Looking forward to catching one of those rides, but my captain is usually riding in the woods on Sunday afternoons if the weather permits.

Word is the new county master plan "encourages bike and pedestrian traffic." We'll see what that means, if anything.