Sunday, September 12, 2010

on the road

"I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was - I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of stream outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared, I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost. I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future, and maybe that's why it happened right there and then, that strange red afternoon." - Jack Kerouac

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

spanish moss


georgia pine and ripple wine
memories of savannah summertime


Sunday, March 7, 2010

McRae - Gene Theatre


Named for Euguene Talmadge, governor of Georgia from 1933 to 1937 and 1941 to 1943.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Greene County


the screen door to the farmer's porch
to the back porch, to the back lands
tt's never left closed

Monday, August 24, 2009

Glascock County

February 16, 2009

August 8, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scarboro - General Store, 1976 & 2008

"On an old logging road, cracked and broken from years of neglect, where the red clay is slowly covering what's left of the pavement, Hazel Frawley's general store still stands. A short distance down the road, the skeletal remains of a wooden bridge stretch across the Ogeechee like ancient crosses in a forgotten graveyard.

Nothing much comes this way any more, but the little clapboard store remains open. Mr. Hazel has run this store for over forty years, and he can remember when he sold everything from coffins to candy. The shelves are virtually bare now, except for a few canned goods and several different sizes of wash tubs that hang form the overhead rafters. Those who travel the Ogeechee River have been stopping by the store for as long as anyone can remember, stopping by for a Moon Pie and an RC Cola." - Jack Leigh, 1976

Hazel Frawley's General Store

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Athens to Savannah, 11/30/2008

Notes from trip.
  • Rain, fog. Football team lost to Georgia Tech after winning 6 in a row.
  • Monk House - Slowly collapsing, winter's coming. No trespassing signs are new, more lonely than usual.
  • Crawfordville - Jesus Saves mural still there, fighting the elements.
  • Camak - Fog, passing intermodal train, white car, mansion, more fog.
  • GA80 - Nightfall, pouring rain and J.J. Cale. 18 wheelers in gravel lot illuminated by street light.  Southern rail cars through head lights.
  • Bartow - Antebellum lit up for x-mas
  • Wadley - Not photographed, old black man stepping out of club. One day I will take photographs like this.
  • Scarboro - Does anyone live here? I'll be back.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

north florida

It was the Florida of my dreams. Not Disney World. The trip home from Disney World.  You're sitting in the back of the car, trying to stay awake. Looking out the window. Rolling farmland, Spanish moss, live oaks. Green. Lots of green. Pastures. Heaven. And it never ends. This is the Florida you dream of. Not when you're a kid leaving Disney World. When you're twenty years older, seeing the land for the first time. You know you've seen this before, but only in a dream. . .

Don Blankenship, 1986.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bostwick - Nolan House

Mortgage: Morgan Co., Ga.: 10 Feb. 1836, Wm. Brown to Thomas Nolan, both of afsd. co., promissory note for $167.50 due 1 March next. Security: a bay filly 3 years old, a bay mare & colt, a dun colored cow & calf, sow & 6 shoats, 3 pigs, 3 beds, steads, & furniture, 3 ovens, 2 pots, 1/2 dozen sitting chairs, table, chest, 2 plows & gear, spinning wheel, knives & forks, plates, 500 lbs. bacon, 20 barrels corn, 2000 lbs. fodder, & crop of corn, fodder, & cotton I make this year. If Brown pays Nolan on time with interest, this to be void. /s/ William (x) Brown. Test: Baldwin B. Head, John L. Dorough. Mortgage proved by Baldwin B. Head, 22 Feb. 1836, Thos. Nolan, J.P. Recorded 14 March 1836.