About 4 years ago, I was first given entrance to one of the defunct textile mills in my hometown, by a man name Ronnie Stonica, who has a long history with the place.  (Some of you may remember him from another post)  Over the years, the mill became a place of exploration and solace for me as I learned more about myself and my camera.  Along the way, Ronnie and I became friends.

Just over a year ago and shortly before I left Georgia to make my big move to the Pacific Northwest, I went to visit the mill and have lunch with Ronnie.  Afterward, he took me to the elementary school he went to as a child.  It has since been converted into an office and storage facility for a small carpet manufacturer, but the upper levels still carry evidence of the building’s scholastic history.  

It was neat to watch Ronnie revisit a bit from his past and it meant a lot that he thought to share it with me.

More from Friday’s trip to Homegrown Co-Op.

It was a gray 4th of July here on the Point, but I had my camera when manandhisworld and I biked over to pick up our basket of veggies from our local (and inspiring), Homegrown Co-Op.  

I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of some of the wonderful things going on over there and I hope to return soon for more when the skies are blue.

Doble X: Verano VII.  #Blueberries & #Daffodils #doubleexposure

Doble X: Verano VII. #Blueberries & #Daffodils #doubleexposure

Even the gray days are glorious. #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pointbob #lilypoint #mountbaker

Even the gray days are glorious. #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pointbob #lilypoint #mountbaker

Summer pretties from my morning hike. #pnw #upperleftusa #pointbob #summerflowers

Summer pretties from my morning hike. #pnw #upperleftusa #pointbob #summerflowers

One of the wonders that came in our CSA basket this week. Thankie #HomegrownCoOp ! #freshveggies #pointbob  #pnw #csa

One of the wonders that came in our CSA basket this week. Thankie #HomegrownCoOp ! #freshveggies #pointbob #pnw #csa

I’ve always been a fan of pink and green pairings. #goldenlight #goldenhour #prettyroses #summercottage #pointbob #pnw

I’ve always been a fan of pink and green pairings. #goldenlight #goldenhour #prettyroses #summercottage #pointbob #pnw

Fun at the airfield. #pointbob #PNW #littlebro #propplane

Fun at the airfield. #pointbob #PNW #littlebro #propplane

I only had my phone to take pictures when I went to the High in Atlanta the other week.  My droid is on it’s last leg and I don’t think it did the Dream Car exhibit justice, but those are some sweet rides, all the same.