This isn’t the first time I’ve shared photos from a trip to Furman. This really is one of the loveliest campuses that I have ever visited. I’m thankful that it is just a short drive away.
These photos were taken on various visits during the summer.
Soft purple grains dot these tufts of long green grass
“I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
This cabin is a replica of the one Thoreau lived in while writing Walden. Seeing this helps put his work into perspective. It also explains why he spent so much time in nature as staying inside this tiny cabin would drive me mad. Perhaps he paid so much attention to those ants to avoid going home.
Shi Center for Sustainability
Turtles fighting for bits of bread
The ducks are out for a swim before darkness falls.
In the summer, the Japanese garden is a gorgeous, lush green.
Sun sets on the rose garden
This former Buddhist temple became part of Furman’s campus in 2008.
These photos are from our visit to Furman University back on December 17, 2011. Mr. McB and I had planned to go to the movies but we thought better of when we realized what a mild, sunny Saturday we’d been blessed with.
Furman is known for having a gorgeous campus, see number 12 on this list. In addition to the beautiful buildings, the campus also features many beautiful natural areas. They even produced a field guide to the trees and animals that you’ll find at Furman. Here are a few images from our little photo walk.
This is the original building that housed Furman’s two classrooms. It was moved from its original location and can now be found near the lake.
Sky mirrored in the lake
Furman’s Florentine belltower and bare trees
This photo was not touched up in anyway. The sky was just a stunning shade of blue.
These trees flank the pathway to the bell tower. They are so smooth, I could have rubbed them all day. These are the kinds of trees that are heaven to a tactile person like me.
The clouds showed up in this photo of the pond in the Japanese gardens.
The last remnants of fall were trapped in the pond.
Even dead grass can make an interesting contrast.
Cattails that look like big fat corn dogs – albeit moldy, furry corndogs.