The tunnels on the Parkway (there are 26 of them) were carved out of the Blue Ridge mountains. Most of the work was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Building these tunnels was a costly and hazardous venture. But it had to be done if the road was going to run along [...]
I love the way summer says good bye with a gentle voice. Our mountain daisies still link like a friend who really doesn't want to leave because the conversation has been endearing and sweet. "We'll meet again," I always say—after fall and winter has come our way. "Good bye, dear friend, good bye."
I remember my rockin' horse and how I spent hours on it riding the "range" looking for the Lone Ranger. Okay, I may have just dated myself. The TV programs were reruns, folks.
Always when I get a new lens or camera, there is a learning curve. The first couple of shots are great and then something happens. Usually it is called "user error." I'm trying to deal with learning how to use an ultra wide angle lens and the place I chose to give it a try [...]
A few weeks ago while hiking with Mary Erna, we looked up and saw what we instantly knew was an Indian Marker Tree. While researching these trees, I learned that they usually are much older than they look. Native Indians created the odd shape by pruning back some the the tree's limbs and then by [...]
Part of the fun of living in northeast Georgia is being able to jump in the car with the dogs and drive to the mountains in a short amount of time. Last Sunday, I had a brilliant idea that turned out to be not so brilliant. I decided to go to Lake Winfield-Scott—a beautiful little [...]
I'm still visiting the Old Clarkesville Cemetery in hopes that I will find the grave of William Haddock, who was the father of the man connected with the original building located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College—Haddock Inn. That building was constructed on land once owned by John Haddock. It was an old summer [...]
I was at Jaemor Farms this past weekend and for the first time in my life, I saw later summer peaches grown locally! We have peaches in May, June, and in some places late August but not mid-September. Over 40 different varieties of peaches are grown in Georgia between mid-May and mid-August. Each year, Georgia [...]