A Photo a Week Challenge: In Memoriam

From my archives, a photo of the tomb of one of America’s most renowned baseball players, Ty Cobb (1886-1961), taken at Rose Hill Cemetery in the little town of Royston, Georgia. And under a nearby tree, the headstone of my great grandmother, Lillie Westmoreland Dorough. Growing up in Royston, she knew Ty Cobb and often…

October rose

Blooming today, the last day of October, one solitary rose. I drove to my father’s mountain cabin today to check on the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Zeta and was surprised by this single rose in bloom by the old fence. “There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.” (Ralph…

A tropical storm in the North Georgia mountains

In the early hours of this morning Tropical Storm Zeta, which made landfall last night in Louisiana as category 2 Hurricane Zeta, reached the North Georgia mountains. Another anomaly of 2020. We don’t normally have tropical storms here, and this one traveled almost 600 miles overland to get to us. I slept in my clothes…

From where I sit today

We had torrential rains yesterday and last night, with flash flood warnings. Nearby areas were under tornado warnings and did have flooding, with roads and bridges washed out and homes lost to rising water. This afternoon when the rains stopped I ventured out. Not far, just onto the porch and down the driveway where I…

Pitiful gardens

We have four raised beds on our property in which we’ve planted vegetables in the past. However, this year I had other plans, and the neighbors asked if they could plant a vegetable garden in our raised beds and then share the produce with us. A great idea, and they worked hard on their garden,…

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

We’ve seen very few butterflies this season, and when I have seen them I haven’t had a camera with me. Today, however, I was able to capture the one butterfly that was on the buddleia. It was a brown Eastern Tiger Swallowtail… “Butterflies are nature’s angels.They remind us what a gift it is to be…

Luna on the lamppost

Luna moths can sometimes be seen here during the late summer, and this Luna spent two days on our lamppost before disappearing altogether. Also known as the giant silk moth, it is found only in North America. This one is a male and can be identified as such by its feather-like antennae.

Country Clematis

It’s one of my favorites. I wait for its blooms every year… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Changing leaves

Leaves are beginning to change colors. Maybe Autumn is on the way…