Cocoa and I walked to the end of the pier at Lake Alltoona and sit down in the sun. Wow, do I ever need to be back outside! When we are together, she isn't afraid of much. Actually, I saw this crazy map that shows this area of the state is still in a drought! [...]
PJ's favorite place to sleep at the cottage in Toccoa. There's a heating vent on the other side of this library table. And he loves it. I even turned the heat up one degree this morning so he could have the heat blow on him. He just readjusts and keeps on sleeping . . . [...]
On of our favorite winter walks is at Anna Ruby Falls where we usually see some pretty amazing scenery and never worry about wet trails because the pathway is paved. One year, the park ranger had a table set up and was showing wildlife skins to children. He even took time to show a bobcat [...]
One of the things that the dogs and PJ (the cat) love about the house in Toccoa is the windows. They can sit for hours and look out over the front yard and dream of the characters in Jack London's novels. Then they can look back to make sure someone is still near.
We finally got some snow early this morning and the dogs were much happier than they were with the ice. They just could walk on it. Cocoa even played (not in the photo) a little. Chip is just happy anytime there's a potential for something to be messy and wet. He loves being outside. [...]
Yikes. We found out yesterday that we have "critters" in the basement. By 3:30 pm, workmen were scurrying all over the cottage checking entry points and telling me: "Ma'am, we'll take care of you. Don't worry." That is Toccoa "speak" for "I got your back." And they really do. The people who come and work [...]
One of the things I always did for Cocoa on the weekends was make her decaf frothy coffee. Yesterday, since we were "ice-bound" for the day in Atlanta, I renewed the habit and created a wonderful cup of coffee using the decaf flavored coffee Anne gave me at Christmas with a little Verona (just a [...]
You really don't have to spend a lot of money to have a good time—in or out of the city. The trees in these photographs are in one of the oldest cemeteries in the city—Westview! A portion of the battle of Atlanta was fought here and the trees are very old. I have written about [...]