I'm still photographing flowers at Currahee Gardens and think these are beautiful. I wish I could remember the names! I believe this is a type of Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrot) is called Dara. Just beautiful! These Straw flowers had closed up for the day because of the rain. My camera was in love with [...]
My blue birds only had one brew this year. I know they had babies because their nest was broken way down. At the bottom buried deep in the straw, I found this little egg that never hatched. The photo tells a tale that is sweet but also sad. Usually they have up to three sets [...]
Last week I visited Currahee Gardens at the base of Currahee Mountain, and I was stunned over what I found. Becky and her husband own this beautiful spot in Stephens County and I really don't want to tell anyone where the garden is because I want it to forever be a secret. After a brief [...]
Yesterday, we visited a really wonderful place: Chattooga Belle Farms. It was perfect! The weather was wonderful—a light breeze—and plenty of summer sunshine. We decided to have lunch and then work our way to Highlands, North Carolina, where we visited plant nurseries to buy flowers for our yards. I'm having to get used to working [...]
When we paddled out into a sea of glass. These are the back waters of Lake Hartwell. I love this area. While the paddle out was smooth, the paddle back was straight into the wind. Pat has taken over my little sit on top boat. These little boats can be tossed into an SUV and [...]
Before Mom moved out of her house, the house where my brother and I grew up, I was able to dig up a few of her day lilies and replant them at the cottage. She knew the name of each one and loved to walk the hundreds she had planted in beds in her backyard. [...]
A favorite view near the house: this is just one reason I love living here. A beautiful view at lake level: Cocoa pulled me down the hill to see the sunset from the shoreline. My beautiful sweet Cocoa Joy—she's older now and still mine.
Just now getting these posted from a hike we went on along the Chattooga River in the Spring. This area is a favorite and the views never fail to surprise. When we arrived at Bull Sluice this spring, kayakers had just gone through. We saw them at the top of the hill resting in a [...]