Discovering South Carolina-Musgrove Mill

I was born and raised in South Carolina. I spent my first eight-teen years right in the small town of Latta which is approximately a half hour drive north of Florence. And two years after I graduated, I went on to be reborn on Parris Island and left there three months later as a United States Marine. I’ve been one ever since, even if not active.SC map South Carolina. We’ve had our ups and downs just like any other state. Right now, we’re enjoying a robust economy in most of the metropolitan areas. The state has attracted big businesses to the likes of BMW, Boeing, and even the latest big name – Volvo. But there is so much more to the state I call home than big business and Clemson.

Although I was raised here and moved away and moved back, there is so much about the state I have not yet discovered. Each opportunity I get to go explore, I grab my camera and take off to wherever my wandering mind and eyes take me.

I had an extremely full week of business in Greenville last week. I didn’t anticipate that my schedule would fill up the way that it did. Before I knew it, the week was over and it was Saturday afternoon. I had to get back homeward only to catch some rest to head to North Carolina for a week the next day.

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Soothing waterfalls at Falls Park, Greenville, South Carolina.

Yes my week was long. But that didn’t stop me from taking a detour into Clinton. I didn’t actually stop until I got to my destination of Musgrove Mill. I had never been there before in my life. I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that I was going. Over the years, I’ve passed this stretch of Interstate 26 four hundred times. I wish I had stopped earlier.

Musgrove Mill is a Revolutionary War Historic Site that is the location of The Battle of Musgrove Mill. I didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to canvas the entire acreage of the site. I was so consumed by the beauty of the woodlands, time was slipping away from me. I was taken by the beauty right at the entrance of the site with a jaggedly crafted fence along the perimeter of the property.Musgrove Mill 2 There was deep green, healthy grass surrounding the murky, but still waters of a pond to my left. In the distance, tall trees with huge trunks and sprawling limbs added even more beauty to a place that had already made my camera happy and I hadn’t even taken it from the bag yet. Or maybe it was I that was happy and the camera would become the extension of my happiness.

I parked my car and got my gear prepared. I prayed that I wouldn’t come up against anything I couldn’t out run (nothing more than a turtle) and I proceeded to capture the beauty that surrounded me.

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The Beauty of the Trees in this grassy field.

I know there are many, many beautiful places that the world has to offer. And believe me, I’m going to make an effort to see all of it I can. However, I am sure it is going to take me a while because of the beauty I have yet to capture in South Carolina. When I get the chance to see how the pond below acts as a mirror for the trees and the sky to look at themselves, I still have more exploring to do.Musgrove Mill 6

Life moves fast my friends. And sometimes our busy lives rob us of those moments where the beauty of life passes us right on by. Take a moment and get away. Get away to South Carolina…even if you already live here!

 

 

 

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