The Dogwoods are beautiful this year. I never realized just how many there are in this area, but today for some reason I began to notice it. Most are wild and have not been planted by developers, which makes their presence even more inviting. Since spring has come early, I don't think they will be [...]
I have to be honest. I sort of like cows and I really have this thing for them. I think they are cute—most of the time. Like this group that could really care less that I'm just a few feet away from them. So when Chipley goes a little nuts over the sight of a [...]
For a couple of years, I have been working to train my Wisteria plant into a tree. This year my idea has worked! I have a little tree right beside my driveway, and I just remembered how I got this plant. Several years ago, friends Albert and Rebecca helped me dig it up in the [...]
I love taking the SUV up to our property above the falls where there is total quiet and no one else around. But I never go far unless I have a "pack" of people with me. I showed this photo to Kelly Vickers this afternoon and he said that Leon Gathney is convinced that there [...]
The fields in this part of the Georgia are really beginning to show off. On Wednesday while driving to Athens, I noticed this one and made a mental note to stop on the way back and photograph it. Sunlight danced across the top of the long grass and the yellow flowers. It made me think [...]
You never know what you will find when you are near the National Forest! On this trip, we were able to enjoy this small but really great set of rapids. The dogs were with me and Cocoa for a change was ready to swim. But I refused to let her get in the water. It [...]
It is the woods that tugs at the emotions—the place where you can be wild and free and closest to nature. Wendall Berry wrote, "I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up [...]
Toccoa friend Donna Good has a chocolate lab and boy, do we mean a Labrador Retriever! He's a big guy and that is right down Cocoa's ally. She loves dogs with substance and Buddy is all about that. He's also the dog that got "skunked" last year by the neighborhood skunk. Bud-dy! Bud-dy!