You never know where you’ll run into a menagerie, photographer Linda W. Brown of Kingstree, S.C. writes. She found these stone lions, elephants and giraffes in her hometown in November.
It’s been a long while since this clunker has seen life on the roadways. Photographer Linda W. Brown of Kingstree, S.C., spied it while driving on S.C. Highway 341 between Lake City and Johnsonville in neighboring Florence County.
While country stores seem to be dying out in the rural South, Workman Grocery at Workman Crossroads on S.C. Highway 527 in Williamsburg County, S.C., still is in operation, says photographer Linda W. Brown of nearby Kingstree.
These two mules live in Florence County on S.C. Highway 341 between Lake City and Johnsonville. Photographer Linda W. Brown of Kingstree recalls how mules, once a normal part of the Southern countryside, now are seen only rarely.
As the second post of the new year, we offer his June 2014 photo of an old shed near Rocky Mount, N.C., to highlight Travis Starkey’s online effort, dubbed “Greenfield Southeast.” (Rocky Mount is a town of about 57,000 people that is part of Edgecombe and Nash counties in eastern North Carolina. About 19 percent of its residents live below the poverty line.)
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