Fall and Winter in the Mountains

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My Cocoa Joy

I'm so grateful that Cocoa is still with me. She's 13 and showing her age, but she still loves to go wherever I go. On this walk, I was struck with a couple of unchanging facts about this dog: She really wants to be with me, and she doesn't really care if anyone else is [...]

Whitewater Falls: First Hike of the Year

Whitewater Falls iced! I was really glad to make it to the first overlook, especially after finishing Chemo in mid-December. I told someone last week that the way you beat cancer is to refuse to give in or give up. The doctors have told me to do whatever I can do and keep doing it. [...]

New Year’s Day and Brasstown Valley Resort

Usually, we try to drive to Asheville, North Carolina, for New Year's Day but this year I didn't know if I would be too tired by the time we returned home. So we let go of Grove Park Inn and turned to Brasstown Valley Resort for a day of relaxing by the fire and doing [...]

By | 2018-03-06T05:41:23+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Fall and Winter in the Mountains, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Sweet Mirror Lake

On Saturday, we revisited Mirror Lake outside of Highlands, North Carolina, and discovered a place where residents can pull their canoes up and leave them. I'm sure many return often at sunset and paddle out into the lake. They were all over the shoreline placed beneath Balsam trees and Rhododendron. One look at this pretty [...]

By | 2017-11-06T20:06:28+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Fall and Winter in the Mountains, Memories, North Carolina|0 Comments