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 [...]
We don't have to go far to be in the middle of really cool surroundings. Yes, there are locations much more dramatic. I can find really cool places to spend weekend afternoons in nearby North Carolina but most of the time Toccoa and the surrounding area suits Cocoa Joy and me just fine. TFC alums [...]
I watch Cocoa's eyes and I know she is still not 100 percent but she is getting there for an 11-year old dog that still wants to be active. Anne Shurley graciously allowed us to take the dogs with us yesterday for a hike at DeSoto Falls in northeast Georgia. We hiked two miles total, [...]