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 [...]
We unloaded more boxes at the Toccoa Cottage (that is what my friends are calling it and the name seems to be sticking) this past weekend. Suddenly I noticed something moving in one that was filled to overflowing with packing paper. It was PJ the cat, who had been missing for some time. He had [...]
Our professor of Photography (and my good friend) Clarence Wulf explains what it means to take a good photo. He teaches students who are preparing to go to the mission field and other places of service how to use a camera. Some have never even held a DSLR camera. My Barnabas group took a few [...]
I caught a glimpse of a soaring bird above Toccoa Falls yesterday. They love to glide along with the air current above the gorge area and the weather was perfect for this very thing. All week the temperatures have been in the high '70's, but cooler weather begins today. Looking back, we spent most of [...]
Yesterday I walked up to the falls with our director of landscaping, and we were talking about how beautiful the leaves are this year. The summer was hot and dry but that has just made the colors more brilliant. We both were reminded of the fact that leaves are their prettiest when they are dying. [...]
Wonder what Joseph's coat of many colors looked like? I believe there are times when God smiles at us!
One of the things I do when I walk into the forest is to look for reflections. Like the reflection of the sky in this small slow moving stream . . . . then a tiny frog hops across the viewfinder and spoils the view . . . or maybe not.
Yesterday, we dodged rain drops but eventually ended up in sunlight. However in the beginning of our hike, we thought for sure we would have to find shelter under a rock ledge or overhang—something I don't like to do, especially if there is lightening. This is a well used path that leads to a couple [...]