I'm still photographing flowers at Currahee Gardens and think these are beautiful. I wish I could remember the names! I believe this is a type of Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrot) is called Dara. Just beautiful! These Straw flowers had closed up for the day because of the rain. My camera was in love with [...]
My blue birds only had one brew this year. I know they had babies because their nest was broken way down. At the bottom buried deep in the straw, I found this little egg that never hatched. The photo tells a tale that is sweet but also sad. Usually they have up to three sets [...]
Last week I visited Currahee Gardens at the base of Currahee Mountain, and I was stunned over what I found. Becky and her husband own this beautiful spot in Stephens County and I really don't want to tell anyone where the garden is because I want it to forever be a secret. After a brief [...]
Yesterday, we visited a really wonderful place: Chattooga Belle Farms. It was perfect! The weather was wonderful—a light breeze—and plenty of summer sunshine. We decided to have lunch and then work our way to Highlands, North Carolina, where we visited plant nurseries to buy flowers for our yards. I'm having to get used to working [...]
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.
Just now getting these posted from a hike we went on along the Chattooga River in the Spring. This area is a favorite and the views never fail to surprise. When we arrived at Bull Sluice this spring, kayakers had just gone through. We saw them at the top of the hill resting in a [...]
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 [...]
A couple of weeks ago, we drove up to the Highlands just to check out the snow. On the way there, we couldn't help but notice the beauty of the northeast Georgia mountains. At one stop, Cocoa walked beside me. . . . Paw prints in the snow! Later that day after we returned to [...]