A Perfect Pairing

Nestled in the North Georgia mountains is a bed and breakfast called The Chauncy Inn, a charming place where my husband and I spent the last several days.
We arrived just as the leaves were beginning to burst into their autumn brilliance.  I’m fairly certain they had been waiting for our visit…just saying…


One of our first stops was Vogel State Park, where this lovely scene begged to have its picture taken.  I could have stood there all day, listening to the sound of the water, oohing and aahing over the incredible colors; but alas, there were other sites to see.


After walking around the lake, we took a side trail to visit Trahlyta Falls.  I have no idea how to pronounce its name, but it was a powerful cascade of water tumbling over enormous boulders.

trahlyta falls

While I was busy snapping photos, Rick was exploring to see if we could cross the stream to get a better view.  There was no way to do so without getting soaking wet, so we opted to save that adventure for warmer weather.


Each day we took some time to drive around and explore little shops (I am always in search of a coffee mug to add to my collection) and some time to walk around and explore nature.

The hike to Duke Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest is one that I would highly recommend.  The picture below is just a small portion of the waterfall.

Dukes Creek Falls

Our Bed and Breakfast was in the town of Hiawassee, which is also home to the lovely Lake Chatuge.

lake chatuge3

lake chatuge

lake chatuge2

I can’t think of a better time to visit the mountains than in October; and I can’t think of a more perfect pairing than the majestic mountains and the autumn leaves.


I’m pretty sure we’ll have to make this trip an annual event!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to A Perfect Pairing

  1. Jodi says:

    oh Kathy – what a beautiful trip and photos! Lucky girl!!!

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    The colors are breath taking! WOW! Looks like you had lovely weather too! 🍂❤️🍁

  3. Tiny says:

    Wonderful sights you guys got to enjoy!

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    You captured the autumn colours beautifully!

  5. Wonderful colours – the glory of Autumn. Was it not cold? Your husband’s wearing shorts!

    • kathydoremus says:

      The scenery was beautiful, as was the weather. The temps were in the mid 70’s by afternoon. And even though the sun warmed up the air, the water was frigid!

  6. aussiebirder says:

    A very beautiful time away for you both, how refreshing!

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