Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Andy and Opie Go Fishin

Statue of Opie and Andy found in Mt Airy, NC. The statues are repositioned in front of a river on a sunny day.

The Andy Griffith Show had a very "laid back" feel to it. Andy could put life on hold and go fishin anytime he and Opie or he and Barney wanted. Picnics could happen any afternoon.

So different from our lives of needing to me here on time, rushing to get there... attend that meeting, get the kids to this practice. How are we going to get to the dentist office, when we also need to be over there??? We rush, rush, rush.

Andy and the gang, seemed to float through life. Even the criminals didn't seem to object too much when they were captured. Some even let themselves into and out of jail.

©David L Arment
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Old Barn

This is a picture taken in Feb this year. I used a distressed paper look and a sepia tone for this old barn.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Wally's Service Station, Mayberrry USA

This is a picture of Wally's Service Station in Mt Airy North Carolina. This is a recreation of the Wally's found in the Andy Griffith Show. Mt Airy is the boyhood home of Andy Griffith.

The police car in front of the service station is used to take tourist on a ride in the city to see all the sites. It is great fun. They even ran the siren for a few seconds for us!

Welcome to Mayberry!

Photo by David Arment
©David L Arment
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mayberry Courthouse

This is where Andy and Barney worked. They kept the peace (with one bullet in the revolver).

This is a picture of the "Mayberry Courthouse" found in Airy, North Carolina. Airy, NC is the boyhood, hometown of Andy Griffith. Much from the TV Show "Andy Griffith" comes from this town and its people.

The Courthouse is a recreation of the one in the TV show. They did a good job both inside and outside. It is great fun!!!!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Darlin's Truck

This is a replica of the truck used by "The Darlin's" (Brisco, Charleen and the Boys) in the TV show, "The Andy Griffith Show". The truck is found in Mt Airy NC at Wally's Service Station... where Goober worked. (Goober says "hey".)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Trees and Bench

One tree is straight and true,
The other tree is reaching for you!

Amazing how one tree type is straight and the other looks like an octapus.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ocean Creature

My wife and I are "land lubbers". We don't get to the ocean very much. She found a sea shell on the beach. It was one that curled up on itself into a spiral and was very pretty. So she picked it up admiring it's shape and color and was telling me how she was going to take it home. As an aside, we got the RV out of storage in February and found rocks from our last trip which was early summer last year. We collect valuable artifacts from Mother Nature and then store them in the belly of the RV. In my mind this shell was destine to travel the US in the belly of an RV.

I suggested she clean the shell inside and out maybe putting it into bleach or something. As we discussed the "pros and cons" of bleaching a shell I heard a shriek / yelp! A little critter had come out of the shell and was clawing at her hand. She didn't know what it was but when she saw that little critter he was unceremoniously returned to the sea.

Disarming Beauty

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mother Nature or God, whatever cause you ascribe to it has given us some amazing plants and animals. (And some rather strange people.)

Art Prints

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Clear Water

The water here on "The Gulf of Mexico" is so clear. The color is an amazing green that turns to blue.

Photography Prints