On Saturday, we revisited Mirror Lake outside of Highlands, North Carolina, and discovered a place where residents can pull their canoes up and leave them. I'm sure many return often at sunset and paddle out into the lake. They were all over the shoreline placed beneath Balsam trees and Rhododendron. One look at this pretty [...]
Right now, everywhere I turn I see fields of pumpkins. There are bins of pumpkins and all the other things that go with fall. As I walked through the aisles at Jaemor Farms, I also realized that Americans love choice! We want to choose from many colors and sizes and shapes. Thus the reason for [...]
Saturday was a good day. I didn't have to have Chemo the week before. The doctor thought my white blood count was too low but what we figured out was that someone calculated the numbers wrong. While this "missed visit" added one to the ending of my treatments, I was glad to have "time off." [...]
I think sometimes my friends don't know what to do with me. I talked them into what I thought would be a sweet, gentle walk in the woods but it turned into a major hike that led down to nice waterfall on the Chague River in South Carolina. After walking along a flat woody trail [...]
I visited a really cool area this past weekend and ended up doing some extreme hiking. (As extreme as I possibly can do!) The trail to Brasstown Cascades in South Carolina starts off easy enough, but by the time you pass the first set of falls, it turns difficult. You begin to have to pick [...]
Everything is blooming, and we have officially thrown in the towel on winter. But I know it will come back to us and strike a cruel blow! It always does. But for now, we'll enjoy the Jasmine and the Pear Trees and the Yellow Bells!
To say we have had a mild winter is an understatement. Everything is beginning to bloom now(!) and here's a photo of my Caroline Jasmine to prove it! This is my first spring spent back at the cottage. Last year, I could only come up for weekends. But now I'm a full-time resident again. Last [...]
We discovered this area several years ago and have walked the dogs here often. It offers just a little taste of what hiking near Highlands, NC, can be like. I can't resist photographing benches but the angle is not the best on this one. It was cold! The wind was blowing and Beth had disappeared [...]