I think sometimes my friends don't know what to do with me. I talked them into what I thought would be a sweet, gentle walk in the woods but it turned into a major hike that led down to nice waterfall on the Chague River in South Carolina. After walking along a flat woody trail [...]
Anne stopped at the local pond in Highlands to see if there were any ducks around. The answer was "Yes!" The moment they saw her they began to run toward her quacking all the way. Some flew in from across the pond and I asked her what were we going to do. "All these ducks [...]
I can't believe it is 2017! So many times when we drive up to Neel's Gap around New Year's, the weather is wild and cold. Last week, it was foggy, wet, and misty. Still this is one of my fun places to photograph in all types of weather. We're definitely ready for a little snow. [...]
You can always count on the drive up to the Highlands to provide views of color. After a hectic week and half a day spent at the Harvest Festival in Toccoa, we packed up and drove north to see leaf color and also to have dinner. I love the feel of fallen leaves around me. [...]
We had a great time exploring Tugaloo Bend along the Tugaloo Corridor, which is one of the most historical places in the state. Native American Indians specifically the Cherokee had villages throughout this area with names like: Estatoe, Tugaloo, Noyouwee, Echy, Chaugee, Keowee, Toxsaah, Taucoe, Sukchi, Tetohe, Taruraw, Tussee, Cussatee, Cattuse, Takwashuaw, Sennekaw, Ustanali, Tagwahi, [...]
This is one of my favorite views. This photo was taken on the porch of Beth's family mountain home. They are extremely blessed to have this house in this location! Summer evenings on this porch are spectacular! There's always plenty of wild life—tame and not so tame. This time we found a large dirty spot [...]
Couldn't wait to take this photo of sweet summer flowers growing against the fence at a small church in Highlands, North Carolina. Here's my mother's favorite: Queen Anne Lace. . . . and a big bunch of summer daisies!
It has been a couple of years since I went up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is just as beautiful as ever. Cocoa is getting older now. She's 11 and while she is slowing down (some), she still enjoys going with me. I love this dog and always will. She was up on the [...]