Orb Weavers

North Georgia is home to several different orb-weaving spiders, but I don’t ever remember seeing webs woven this tightly. I captured these orbs last week in the early morning sun. “When a spider makes a beautiful web, the beauty comes out of the spider’s nature. It’s instinctive beauty. How much of the beauty of our…

Late Summer Rose

My yellow rose bush had one bloom last Spring but recently bloomed again. And again, it produced only one rose. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Country Clematis

Beautiful little blooms with a lovely fragrance… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day


The first butterflies I’ve seen this season… Black Tiger Swallowtail American Snout Butterfly Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Crape Myrtle

I have a huge Crape Myrtle tree on my property, but it’s not blooming yet, as it usually blooms in mid-August. However, smaller Crape Myrtle shrubs are in bloom everywhere. This one borders the property in town that my sister and I recently inherited. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Let me be as a feather

“Let me be as a feather. Strong with purpose yet light at heart, able to bend. And, tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again.” (Anita Sams)

Another tree changing color

Three days ago I posted about my maple tree already changing color, as if it were Autumn. Today, about 30 miles away, I saw a dogwood tree that is changing in even a more dramatic fashion…