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A Church in the Wildwood!

A couple of weeks ago, we found Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Banks County. As I chase down these old rural churches, I'm rediscovering my love for "all things" history. It's just fun looking back and also learning a little bit about the people, who lived in the communities surrounding these old houses of worship. [...]

By |2018-10-14T11:47:56+00:00October 14th, 2018|Historic Churches, Memories, Northeast Georgia|0 Comments

For All Who Worshiped Here

A good, true story: "Hebron Presbyterian Church gained considerable notoriety from its pictorial history over the years that was published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. It became even more widely known when Olive Ann Burns made Heron an intricate part of her book Cold Sassy Tree. And while there's no record of Grandma Twitty [...]

By |2018-10-10T16:36:33+00:00October 9th, 2018|Historic Churches, Memories, Northeast Georgia|0 Comments

Historic Camp Meeting at Poplar Springs

Historic rural churches have fascinated me for many years! Photographing them could be tough without some planning. About a year ago, I heard of a guy, who photographs rural historic churches in Georgia. Some are still in use and others have been abandoned and some are being restored. This is a post of an old [...]

By |2018-10-09T20:47:34+00:00September 28th, 2018|Historic Churches, Memories, Northeast Georgia, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Seriously, Mt. Mitchell

Behind me is where Elisha Mitchell is buried. He dedicated his life to this mountain; and sadly, he died while trying to cross a waterfall near the mountain. He is also the person, who bushwhacked the Old Mt. Mitchell trail. Mt. Mitchell is one of those places that stands apart from the ordinary. It's dramatic [...]

Peak Bagging – Black Balsam Bald

Earlier in the summer, I almost hiked Black Balsam Bald, but stopped before I reached the summit because I had not hiked that far in well over a year! For almost eight months, I dealt with Chemo treatments, and I walked very little. Once I healed from the initial surgery, we would all pile into [...]

By |2018-09-18T20:52:42+00:00September 18th, 2018|Memories, North Carolina, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Hiking Richland Balsam Mountain

During my trip to Balsam in July, I got this really wild and crazy idea—hike at least six of the over 6,000 peaks in North Carolina and Tennessee. There are supposed to be 40 of these. We've made a commitment to hiking six before the first of the year! So, far we have hiked four [...]

Sunset, the River, and Tugaloo Bend Beaver Ponds!

Finally, we had a break in the rain and I had a break in my schedule, and we headed out to the Tugaloo River for a sunset paddle to a very special hidden place—the wetlands near Tugaloo Bend. I had been wanting to paddle to this area for weeks but one thing after another kept [...]