Sometimes, you don't have to go far to find peace and beauty. Walking and hiking along a local area in Toccoa. Anne even found two daffodils to take home with her. Then there were were with Wessy, who was intent on looking for sticks and ducks and found beavers instead!
Yesterday, I took Wessy for her first walk at Broken Bridges and the county park! Wow! What a difference a year makes in the way this area looks. Clean, some grass planted, and no sign of bad human activity! She loved it but also seemed a little overwhelmed by the size of "all outdoors!" We [...]
When you enter Owl Swamp and see how really intensely beautiful this area is, you forget all about the directions you were given earlier. Should you immediately paddle under the concrete bridge and turn right or go straight. We decided to go straight and we got lost in Owl Swamp but it was beautiful and [...]
I call this little guy Bunkie Boo because he "bunks" at the cottage. He's a Carolina House Wren and he's in and out of everything! He climbs the bricks, peeks in my windows to see me working, and watches for me to come out and fill his feeder. Yes, he has a special dish that [...]
Spring greens were everywhere a couple of weeks ago along the Tugaloo River. In our attempt to get outside but also social distance, we stayed close to home. This is a little hidden hike of about three miles round trip. We made it longer by crossing a river and then walking out through a wetland [...]
It was the day after Christmas and I wanted to photograph winter woods but did not want to go far from home. It was already late in the day, so I decided to drive to the trail head for Panther Creek, which is the infamous "back way" to the popular Panther Creek Falls. This alternate [...]
I have gotten fairly close to the wonderful people who watch over and run Travelers Rest. Recently, it was open to the public for a small fee, and I can never resist visiting the Inn for a "step-back-in-time." What a blessing it is to know Sandra Fisher and her team of volunteers and to meet [...]
On this Sunday, we decided to stay close to home and take Chip to see CeCe. While she was super sweet, he lost his brains and barked at her. Poor CeCe; she had to settle for us petting her through the fence. She's grown and still beautiful—just so much bigger! The babies watched us from [...]