After spending the last 20 Memorial Day Weekends with Tony Seagroves I was at such a loss to find my self spending number 21 alone. Tony and I hadn't even made our this years Memorial Day plans . It was a nice cool drizzly day Saturday so Lily and I loaded up and went in search of a secluded lake spot where we could stroll along the lake and think of Tony. Everywhere we went the lake docks and parks were full . So we ended up just riding the back country roads that wind along the South Carolina side of the lake and then over into Hartwell Georgia and south along the lake there until we crossed back over the lake and came out in Iva SC . We drove to all the cool places Tony and me always drove to on the weekends......... I stopped and took this picture above of a Thistle . What a beautiful flower and plant and yet we are taght it is a weed and unwanted in our yards. I love the thisltles . Whether it is the beautiful purple or the small yellow ones. .....Today which is Monday Memorial Day Lily and I went to the lake at Latimer where we last went with Tony . Where I had taken the canoe picture 3 weesks earlier. Lily and I walked along the lakeshore. I could picture Tony paddling across the cove and smiling. I could feel his Spitit , his happiness and his connection to the lake there today. Tony was such a nature boy...... I miss him so much. ....... I would like to Thank all the Veterans and Soldiers who have unselfishly served their country above and beyond the call of duty. Happy Memorial Day
Hi my name is Linda Burroughs Seagroves and I am a clay artist. I sometimes do other art projects also but mostly I work in clay. I have a studio deep in the woods called Lake Loon Studio at Lake Russell where I work all day and sometimes all night. I am inspired by my natural surroundings and quiet and solitude that I find here living in the woods at the lake. Sometimes my dog Lily and I walk along the lakeshore and pick up odd things to add to my art and sometimes I find really cool textured pieces of whatever that I bring home and push into the clay to add texture to whatever piece I am working on. In the winter the Lake Loons come down from the north and stay over the winter at the lake. They are beautiful birds with red eyes and an erie call to the wild. I live here in the woods with my very wonderful husband Tony and my Great Pryenese Lily and my cats Wilson, Hannable and Miss Kitty . I think I have the most wonderful life . I have 2 beautiful kids Christie and Jeremy and an extra extrodianary and beautiful grandson, Jaelen .