You can always count on the drive up to the Highlands to provide views of color. After a hectic week and half a day spent at the Harvest Festival in Toccoa, we packed up and drove north to see leaf color and also to have dinner. I love the feel of fallen leaves around me. [...]
We had a great time exploring Tugaloo Bend along the Tugaloo Corridor, which is one of the most historical places in the state. Native American Indians specifically the Cherokee had villages throughout this area with names like: Estatoe, Tugaloo, Noyouwee, Echy, Chaugee, Keowee, Toxsaah, Taucoe, Sukchi, Tetohe, Taruraw, Tussee, Cussatee, Cattuse, Takwashuaw, Sennekaw, Ustanali, Tagwahi, [...]
This is one of my favorite views. This photo was taken on the porch of Beth's family mountain home. They are extremely blessed to have this house in this location! Summer evenings on this porch are spectacular! There's always plenty of wild life—tame and not so tame. This time we found a large dirty spot [...]
Couldn't wait to take this photo of sweet summer flowers growing against the fence at a small church in Highlands, North Carolina. Here's my mother's favorite: Queen Anne Lace. . . . and a big bunch of summer daisies!
It has been a couple of years since I went up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is just as beautiful as ever. Cocoa is getting older now. She's 11 and while she is slowing down (some), she still enjoys going with me. I love this dog and always will. She was up on the [...]
The real thing . . . still! My mother's favorite plant—Queen Anne's lace—and our roadways are full of it right now! It is a true sign that we are in the middle of summer!
Work has been difficult over the last few months and the danger is to get caught up in "stuff" and overlook the beauty of the simple things that are around us. These days, I had rather be walking a pathway through a field of wild flowers than solving some meaningless and endless minor problem in [...]
For a long time we have had a very "brown" spring. I have never seen this before. I took these photos a few weeks ago and at the time, we kept hiking and saying that it looked as if the winter rains had washed everything down past the dirt! The land, the mountains, the trees [...]