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 [...]
At the urging of friends who follow us on Facebook, we went back to Brasstown Falls in SC and I managed to freak myself out again. This time it was over climbing a rock wall to get up to the second falls from the third falls, which is really a sluice. The climb down is [...]
I love hiking with this group. Here we are recently at a little waterfalls at Black Mountain State Park. We may not go far but we have lots of fun and who knows: we may hike further and further as time goes on. We couldn't ask for a prettier view. Jim's way off in the [...]
St. Simons Island: years ago it was almost a second home to me while I was living in coastal Savannah. I always wanted to retire there or grow older there. I have no real reason for that only that I loved wearing cotton shorts, cotton sweaters, and I loved to listen to the coastal residents [...]
This was the first day we have paddled just over a week ago, and we wanted to explore the lake before the levels increase. Notice the shoreline in this photo; Lake Hartwell is struggling to get past the major decline from an almost year-long drought. All the rocks behind Pat are usually underwater but you [...]