We have been hearing about "Tate City" for a long time, and it is beautiful but it also was really damaged by the last hurricane that blew through. Still, it's a great Sunday afternoon drive north of Clayton, Georgia, and then on to Tate City. Be sure to put that in your GPS and not [...]
I love seeing all the snow fall photos from this past weekend! How I wanted to be out on a trail hiking through the snow with my "snow chains" on my shoes, but I'm in the midst of training a new puppy. Can I tell you that is even more of a challenge than Blood [...]
This morning I got up with a really ancient hymn running through my mind: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”. My thoughts were stuck on just a few words: “O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down.” I felt weighed down, and as I researched information about doggie grief, I looked over at [...]
A favorite view near the house: this is just one reason I love living here. A beautiful view at lake level: Cocoa pulled me down the hill to see the sunset from the shoreline. My beautiful sweet Cocoa Joy—she's older now and still mine.
We started on our Lake Hartwell hike on a sandy beach and ended up walking through beautiful, tall grasses that were filled with lots of things. Earthy things that become pocket treasures and things that end up in a small hand crafted wooden bowl at the cottage. There were also things that fit perfectly into [...]
Lake Hartwell is almost right outside my door. It's only maybe five minutes away from where I live, if that. I have always wanted to walk out into the lake bed when it is dry. While it is very eerie, I also found it pretty amazing. Like most things in this area, it begs to [...]
We feel like it's spring and the sunsets are certainly becoming more dramatic! They do that in northeast Georgia this time of the year. The little hill in this photo is Currahee Mountain. It's funny how being at a distance changes our perspective. It's a couple of miles to the top of Currahee! During our [...]
Several people have written me asking about Cocoa and wanting to know how she is doing. She's truly an amazing dog and one that has been blessed by the prayers of so many. Since her operation, she continues to get stronger each day. She's walking about a mile around the neighborhood in the evenings and [...]