Indian Island in the center of the backwaters of Lake Hartwell is almost underwater. We paddled out to it recently and just sat and talked about all that has happened over the past year. This time last June, I was clueless about having cancer. The discovery and the operation hit just after July 4! Then [...]
I love sunsets. Lots of times, we focus on the larger view and overlook the smaller ones like the tall grasses in this field tipped with the light of the setting sun. A couple of days ago, I drove out to see my favorite herd of cows and found that they had been moved to [...]
I'm grateful that we got the Tugaloo River History Tour in before all the rain return at the first of June. We almost canceled the paddle due to the threat of rain on Memorial Day weekend. But we stayed the course, and the weather the day of the paddle could not have been better. We [...]
Last year, I had no way of knowing whether I would be able to paddle The Tugaloo River History Tour this year or not. A serious brush with cancer, chemo treatments, and recovery (that I'm still going through) zapped my strength. But guess what? I kept paddling through! Perfect Days are never perfect but [...]
For weeks, I have gone by this field of wildflowers and admired it, but I never had my camera with me. When I noticed the farmer was beginning to cut it (I have a feeling the flowers were being baled along with the tall grass to become food for cattle), I went home and grabbed [...]
It seems like only last week or last month but it has been a lot longer. It has been a year since I paddled my kayak on Lake Yonah. Yesterday, we just went about our normal process and unloaded the boats, sprayed ourselves really well with sunscreen, filled our kayaks with water and Gatorade and [...]
Sunset times are the best for being with the cows in Toccoa. There's a little hidden place where I go to "walk among the cows." The babies are curious but skittish. The adults will let me walk up to them, and they will even check out my camera. I'm very careful around the bulls. (Guess [...]
Needing to make a decision about the future and think I will take the road less traveled!