Monday, April 21, 2014


In my quest to visit small towns around here, last Friday I stopped by the tiny, and I do mean tiny, town of Diona. I have always seen the Diona sign when driving to Charleston, but have never actually been there. So, I decided to see what Diona had to offer.
The answer, not much. What you see is about it. I think there were 3 or 4 houses off to the right and maybe another 3 or 4 on the left. No welcome sign and I couldn't find any information on population. If they have a claim to fame, surely there would have been a sign.
What  you see is what you get. I did see this building, which makes me think there was a downtown at one time.
And I found this interesting old building that looks like it could have been a store back in the day.

I know of a couple of photography club members who go on east of Diona to look for birds, but I didn't look for their hidey place this trip. That will be for another day.
When driving up Route 130, I always drive through Fox Ridge State Park to look for birds. I did see an Eastern Bluebird and a BrownThrush, but they were too fast for me. No pics. I did find this heap of logs left from when the river left its banks.
I also found this tree that I found intersting enough to stop and take a picture. At first I thought it was a Sycamore, but the more I look at it, I'm not so sure.
And last, as I pulled of the highway into the entrance to Charleston Lake, I found this guy spending a beautiful day fishing.

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EG CameraGirl said...

There are a few villages near me that are about that small. Interesting how towns come and go, I think. But we are less than an hour north of Toronto and a major highway is bring built so we will soon be swallowed up by subdivisions.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You got some neat pictures. Sorry the town was a bit of a disappointment.

orchid0324 said...

Dearest Roan;
"Diona" sure sounded fascinating place to me. But the pictures are really attractive with old atmosphere♡♡♡
My fishing lover husband liked the last picture seeing after dinner:-)
Night Night from Japan.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

E.liza"BETH" said...

we saw a bunch of folks fishing yesterday. it was a such a great sunny day. i love the forest view. ( :

SmilingSally said...

Hello Roan,

You're kind to share your investigation into Diona with us. Playing detective sounds like fun.

Thanks for sharing that blue water.

I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue post. Please come back.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

Beautiful blue skies! We saw lots of people enjoying the nice clear skies at our part of the world too.

TexWisGirl said...

laughed at the 'not much' observation. bless those tiny towns that once were. :)

Karen said...

It certainly has gorgeous blue skies!

Gail Dixon said...

Well, I think it was worth the investigation, otherwise, you'd always wonder. I like the man fishing and the old possible store.

eileeninmd said...

The small towns can be neat to visit. LOL and fun too, if there is a good birding spot. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Tomoko said...

Nice to meet you Roan!
What a lovely post!I like to visit small and quiet towns.Your small towns make me relax. I like the man fishing!

Greeting from Japan!

Stephanie said...

Enjoyed the tour through your lens and words.

Anni said...

Is it even called a town? Great capture of something that could be the start of an interesting film or novel - who knows what these abandoned houses may hide?
Great post!