Moving on over

I've combined my blogs, just look at the last post, over at Alchemy of Clay. Trying to have a life outside blogland. Not sure it's going to work....

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saluda, NC day trip

 My friend and I had a comfortable day, cloudy but no rain...temps mild, and we walked the downtown of Saluda, which is just across from the tracks.

 This is a town that was at the crest of a 3 mile long grade, steepest in the US standard guage rails.
(Meaning it doesn't count those cog rails that go up mountains)

If you were driving towards Asheville, NC from say Columbia or even Spartanburg, SC, you'd be on I-26, and rising along the same Saluda Gap from low country Piedmont into mountains.
The grass along the tracks caught my attention.  Those aren't regular grass seed heads.  They are sandspurs.  I had a flashback to living in St. Augustine, FL, where I  never could go barefoot because of these thorny buggers.  Looks like the trains brought some uninvited visitors to Saluda.

Tomorrow, more of downtown Saluda, NC

Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition.
Florida Scott-Maxwell


  1. Passed the Saluda signs tons of times and never stopped. I'm anxious to see your photographs of downtown.

  2. Oh, I remember sandspurs well! Let's hope the winter does them in;


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