The real thing . . . still! My mother's favorite plant—Queen Anne's lace—and our roadways are full of it right now! It is a true sign that we are in the middle of summer!
Work has been difficult over the last few months and the danger is to get caught up in "stuff" and overlook the beauty of the simple things that are around us. These days, I had rather be walking a pathway through a field of wild flowers than solving some meaningless and endless minor problem in [...]
For a long time we have had a very "brown" spring. I have never seen this before. I took these photos a few weeks ago and at the time, we kept hiking and saying that it looked as if the winter rains had washed everything down past the dirt! The land, the mountains, the trees [...]
We tried to capture this photo the night before but it didn't work. So Sharon was back with it in the morning and finally got the right picture. Keeping up with your cup or glass, helps conserve energy. Not as many dishes are washed and less water is used in the clean up. Breakfast is [...]
Our group made it to the Hike Inn but not in record time. That's okay. The day was beautiful and the hike was pretty much perfect. The Len Foote Hike Inn trail rambles through hardwoods that open up to stunning views of the north Georgia's landscape and mountains. The Appalachian Trail (AT) Approach Trail shares [...]
A few weeks ago, we happened upon abandoned Plainview Elementary school in Franklin County. It has been abandoned for years. The historical sign on the front of the building says it was built in 1900. I was amazed to look through the windows and see desks and wood burning heaters still in place. Students of [...]
I have never noticed these rocks on the campus of Toccoa Falls, but this winter is so clear and the rains so heavy, that things that were once hidden are now exposed!
I love Camellias. The guy that does my yard in Toccoa has managed to cut down the small plant my mother rooted for me twice! Finally, I placed a tomato cage over it and now it is thriving. This is not that Camellia. I have some time to go before it will bloom, but it [...]