Category Archives: Beyond the Backyard

First Hummer of the Summer

Okay…so it’s technically not summer yet…but for the sake of a rhyming title, I am taking the liberty of welcoming the season a few days early. And I did indeed get a picture of my first hummer of the summer … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Lunch On The Lilies

Whereas our backyard is overflowing with bird feeders, our front yard is filled with flowers – with Lilies being the beauties that are currently blossoming. This morning, I went out and snapped a few photos while the raindrops from last … Continue reading

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Swooping Swallows

A Swarm of swooping swallows Too fast to catch in flight Feasted o’er the waters A blur of teal and white They perched upon the boxes Neatly placed for them to nest And flitted dampened feathers As they grabbed a … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…A Whole Host Of Herons

My daughter and I spent the last two days on our semi-annual get away, this time choosing the Chattanooga area for our adventures.  We hiked and hiked (and ate and ate!) and spent some time strolling along the Tennessee River.  … Continue reading

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Making Muddy Memories

My daughter and I have established a bit of a tradition.  Twice a year – once in the fall and once in the spring – we spend a weekend together hiking, eating, laughing, and sharing our dreams…and did I mention … Continue reading

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Lovely Lilies

I paid a visit to Gibbs Gardens yesterday and spent the morning gazing at the loveliness of water lilies. The white blossoms had a moon-glowish somewhat ethereal appearance… while the deep purple petals seemed a fitting crown for Maleficent. My … Continue reading

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Red Top Romp

We took Tucker to Red Top Mountain over the weekend.  This state park is only about 25 minutes from our house and offers several wooded trails with access to Lake Allatoona.  It is fast becoming one of Tucker’s favorite romping … Continue reading

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