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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I don't know if goats can be beautiful but this one certainly is cute! A visit to Cavonna's farm was again—very special! Everyone wanted to have a few minutes with the babies! Pat loved this one! It's a keeper. I found this group of babies in the shed. I'm beginning to understand this goat thing: [...]
We started on our Lake Hartwell hike on a sandy beach and ended up walking through beautiful, tall grasses that were filled with lots of things. Earthy things that become pocket treasures and things that end up in a small hand crafted wooden bowl at the cottage. There were also things that fit perfectly into [...]
Lake Hartwell is almost right outside my door. It's only maybe five minutes away from where I live, if that. I have always wanted to walk out into the lake bed when it is dry. While it is very eerie, I also found it pretty amazing. Like most things in this area, it begs to [...]
Here's a sure sign that summer, yes summer, is on the way. These are peach trees, and they are blooming! One of the coolest sights to see is an orchard like this one at sunset. Everything glows with color. Extreme weather hurts the summer crop of peaches. This is one of the reasons those of [...]