Category Archives: Beyond the Backyard

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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The Joy Of Beauty Shared

I love taking pictures of my backyard birds, but I also enjoy getting beyond the backyard – and one of my favorite places to go is Cochran Shoals.  This park has a path that is sandwiched between the Chattahoochee River … Continue reading

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Back to the Gardens

I took another trip to Gibbs Gardens yesterday – I figured since I bought the four season pass I might as well get my money’s worth.  Besides, it is a great place to grab a little soul nourishment. On my first … Continue reading

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Flowers, Falls, and Friendly Frogs

This morning, I paid my first (but definitely not my last) visit to Gibbs Gardens, a flower lovers paradise nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Before I had even entered, I had to ooh and aah over … Continue reading

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Meet Earl

I spy something orange and black… Is it the Eastern Towhee that left his customary ground dwelling and made a brief appearance on the deck? Nope! Is it the Robin who showed up and struck pose after pose? Nope! It’s … Continue reading

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