We tried to capture this photo the night before but it didn't work. So Sharon was back with it in the morning and finally got the right picture. Keeping up with your cup or glass, helps conserve energy. Not as many dishes are washed and less water is used in the clean up. Breakfast is [...]
Our group made it to the Hike Inn but not in record time. That's okay. The day was beautiful and the hike was pretty much perfect. The Len Foote Hike Inn trail rambles through hardwoods that open up to stunning views of the north Georgia's landscape and mountains. The Appalachian Trail (AT) Approach Trail shares [...]
A few weeks ago, we happened upon abandoned Plainview Elementary school in Franklin County. It has been abandoned for years. The historical sign on the front of the building says it was built in 1900. I was amazed to look through the windows and see desks and wood burning heaters still in place. Students of [...]
I have never noticed these rocks on the campus of Toccoa Falls, but this winter is so clear and the rains so heavy, that things that were once hidden are now exposed!
I love Camellias. The guy that does my yard in Toccoa has managed to cut down the small plant my mother rooted for me twice! Finally, I placed a tomato cage over it and now it is thriving. This is not that Camellia. I have some time to go before it will bloom, but it [...]
I have a house maybe 25 minutes from the Lake Rabun Hotel, but I keep wanting to spend the night in this place! I just haven't done it yet. But the food in the hotel's restaurant was wonderful—farm to table like so many are serving in Northeast Georgia. The hotel was built in 1922. From [...]
Nothing is better than tree ripened summer peaches. I have climbed a peach tree when I was about five or so. But I have to be honest and admit that I have never stopped to photograph peach tree blooms. A couple of weeks ago, I passed by a summer orchard and immediately wanted to stop. [...]
I love driving to Neel Gap at almost anytime of the year, but over the last few years going there on New Years is a treat. I have been there on snowy days and in the heat of summer. We always stop for a moment at the place where the AT runs through Mountain Crossings, [...]