Living in upstate SC is quite a delight. I've lived here all my life except for about 18 months. Painting with oils and watercolors are a couple of hobbies I have as well as photography. I also raise Japanese Bantams. They are Black Tail Buffs. I love my animals, Maurice and Gizmo the inside cats, and Monique is the outdoor cat. She has been with me for a long time. I had to have my beloved Buffy who has plenty of photos in my galleries, and was almost 18 years old, put down this summer, but I have a rescue of my son's named Sam to keep me company. I also of course still have my big old Rufus the outdoor Blue Heeler American Bulldog mix. He keeps me laughing when I'm outside. I would love living the bucolic life if I could but this is about as close here as I will ever come. I so enjoy seeing all the photos from all around this wonderful world of ours. Keep posting so this little old southern grandmother and great grandmother can appreciate all God Created.