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 [...]
It has rained and rained and rained some more. This was our second paddle of the spring season, and we left from the back half of Lake Yonah. I think we all were determined to paddle and be outside. And while I'm just doing short trips, they are helping me see if I'll be able [...]
Some people may ask, "What's the big deal? You go out on the river all the time with your kayak." But recently and especially over the last nine months, I haven't. In fact, this is the first time the kayak has hit the water since my operation and cancer diagnosis. In the beginning I was [...]
I recently hiked the River Loop Trail at The Tugaloo Bend History Center (about a mile and a half) by myself except for Buddy, the resident dog, who went along for the joy of it. To his credit, he stayed with me the entire time except when he disappeared occasionally to chase a crazy squirrel [...]
I almost want to write: "Guess what happened yesterday?! The sun came out and we actually got outside and walked!" Then by the evening when we were home, the rain returned and that was that. But at least for a few hours, a welcoming blanket of unexpected warmth and sunlight filled our day. We were [...]
I'm getting soooo ready for spring to hit. These photos are from last year before all the sickness and physical problems and current rain hit. While I'm still not at my strongest, I'm ready to try my hand at getting back outside and on some hiking trail even if it is a simple and easy [...]
We have been so worried about our cows lately. With temperatures in the teens, we know that there has to be more care given to them.
I've come to realize cows have personality! For example a couple of weeks ago, I was photographing my favorite herd and I noticed a little bit of jealousy brewing. The girl to the right caught my eye but also noticed that I'm photographing the girl closest to me. Mmmmm . . . . Before [...]