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 [...]
Fat Pine is one of the best fire starters known to man or woman! But I wonder if the guy who was selling this wood last Saturday knew what he had. It was pine because he tempted me into smelling it. There is no mistaking the scent and the touch and feel of pine resin. [...]
This lake always, always freaks me out. I think it is because I know how deep it its. When I was in college, Georgia Power decided to do maintenance on the dam that holds the lake back into Tallulah Gorge. The water level was taken down over 80 feel and there was plenty of lake [...]
The evening comes alive with every sunset in northeast Georgia. One of my favorite late-day paddles is five minutes away at Lake Hartwell. We paddle up the Tugaloo River and under the railway bridge and into the view of the mountains. Awesome end to every week!
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!