I love winter, but I know that many (maybe most) people don’t. So for those of you longing for Spring, it’s beginning to emerge…

The silence that comes with fog

A dense fog from yesterday morning, as seen from my back deck… “I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.” (Om Malik)

Pocket of joy: A snowy Christmas

When I lived in northern Indiana, every Christmas was a white Christmas. But in northern Georgia where I grew up and where I now live again, white Christmases are rare. I remember only one when I was young and one about ten years ago. So it was a nice surprise to wake up this morning…

Happy Veterans Day to my dad and all who have served

Today, Americans are celebrating Veterans Day and honoring all who have served in the U.S. military.  The date November 11 marked the end of World War I in 1918, and people in many countries honor the day as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, remembering those who fought in that Great War.  In the U.S., in 1954…

Dance upon the mountains like a flame, 2020

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.  They may very well be my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, on the wild azalea shrub outside my kitchen window there is only one, rather sad bloom this year. However, through the woods on…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

Grandson Ben and his G-Pa enjoying a rocking-chair-rest at the red Mountain Fresh Creamery near our home. (A photo from the days before my husband became so ill after suffering several strokes.) See more in red or join the Photo a Week Challenge here.

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 11 – Still Holding On

I missed Week 10 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but even now in Week 11 some of the leaves are still holding on. Last week all of the red leaves had fallen, but I was quite surprised this morning to see that some of the shrubs now have some red again mingled in with their…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

“Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.” (Tasneem Hameed) See more trees or join Cee’s challenge here.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

Afternoon shadows on the old shed   Sweet Gum Shadow   Solar Eclipse Shadows on the Back Deck   See more shadows or the join the fun here.