John Pruitt and the WSB TV team drove up to the mountains and filmed the falls today. In June the Falls will be featured along with other Georgia destinations on a special called "Hidden Treasures in Georgia." So for a day, guess who was a "rock star"? You got it: Toccoa Falls! The producer told [...]
I don't know what this plant is called. I took the photo a couple of weeks ago. . . so it's blooms have now faded and blown away with recent winds. When I was young there as a plant in our backyard that my Mom called a "snowball," but I don't think this is like [...]
Every once in a while, I find myself wishing that my Atlanta friends were here to walk this path with me. But then, I know they need to be where they are and I need to be here. Still, it is a good thought. . . . a very good thought.
Smithgall Woods is one of my favorite places in northeast Georgia ("one" because I have a several favorites). The thing that sets Smithgall apart is its beauty. The Park Service keeps it pristine. It has one of North Georgia's premier trout streams. Dukes Creek runs through this specular mountain get-a-way. "Five miles of trails and [...]
This area is totally off limits! We had permission to film at the top of the falls for a special program that will air on WSB-TV in June. Kelly (the college's registrar) made the trip with us, and I'm grateful. He helped the photographer carry her tripod and camera along with leading the way along [...]
The falls insisted on totally showing off for the camera this morning as a news crew from Atlanta drove up to film. Everything was perfect. Just enough water coming over the top, beautiful light, and even a reflection in the stream.
If I don't do anything else, I always try to take a drive by the lake on Sunday afternoon. I was really too early for sunset, but thought I would grab this photo anyway. The days are getting longer so I need to reset my watch for later afternoon and early evening photos.
I finished planting about ten hostas today and then grabbed the dogs and headed out for a late afternoon drive around the lake. As I was taking this photo and another one, I could hear fish jumping out of the water. No joke! But if I had my fishing pole, there is no way I [...]