My blue birds only had one brew this year. I know they had babies because their nest was broken way down. At the bottom buried deep in the straw, I found this little egg that never hatched. The photo tells a tale that is sweet but also sad. Usually they have up to three sets [...]
Last week I visited Currahee Gardens at the base of Currahee Mountain, and I was stunned over what I found. Becky and her husband own this beautiful spot in Stephens County and I really don't want to tell anyone where the garden is because I want it to forever be a secret. After a brief [...]
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.
I don't know if goats can be beautiful but this one certainly is cute! A visit to Cavonna's farm was again—very special! Everyone wanted to have a few minutes with the babies! Pat loved this one! It's a keeper. I found this group of babies in the shed. I'm beginning to understand this goat thing: [...]
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 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 can't remember the first circus train I saw. I was probably no more than 4 or 5-years old. I do know where I was to watch the train pass by, and it was Main Street in East Point, Georgia. When the circus came to town, schools would end classes early and Mom and Dad [...]
A couple of weeks ago, we drove up to the Highlands just to check out the snow. On the way there, we couldn't help but notice the beauty of the northeast Georgia mountains. At one stop, Cocoa walked beside me. . . . Paw prints in the snow! Later that day after we returned to [...]