I love hiking with this group. Here we are recently at a little waterfalls at Black Mountain State Park. We may not go far but we have lots of fun and who knows: we may hike further and further as time goes on.

We couldn’t ask for a prettier view. Jim’s way off in the distance with his camera. There was trout in the lake! A local kayaker who was fishing told us that he saw plenty of them but they were just not “biting.”

I love this dog! She recently had another little operation to remove some serious warts. No problem. All is well.

Water and streams and paws that go down into these—that’s what dogs are made for.

Tolkien writes, “He wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.” (From Fellowship of the Ring)

It’s spring in northeast Georgia and everything is in bloom!

And what is not in bloom is unrolling their beautiful colors for the spring and summer.

Tunneling our way through Mountain Laurel as we headed back to our cars.