Monday, November 2, 2009

Perfect Fall Day

What a perfect Fall day in Tunnel Hill! The battlefield is dressed in its fancy Autumn finery.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Coahulla Creek at Prater's Mill

Prater's Mill, near Varnell, is located on Coahulla Creek in NW Georgia. Each year in October, the "Prater's Mill Country Fair" draws vendors from all over the Southeast. Soapmakers, basketweavers, artisans, quilters - everyone finds something to delight that inner child. See the website for further information at
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

historic Varnell House

While scouting painting venues for our artists, we have found many historical sites. The Varnell House is located in NW Georgia, near Varnell. Apparently it saw some action during the Civil War.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hamilton House in Dalton GA

The historic Hamilton House sits between a busy side street and a railroad spur in Dalton, GA. Between rumbling trains and passing commuters, it sits in the quiet elegance of long ago. The house and grounds are kept by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

at Barnsley Gardens

...looking at the fountain in the formal gardens from inside Barnsley Garden ruins..
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Resaca Confederate Cemetery

A quiet remembrance of Confererate soldiers who fell during the Battle of Resaca can be found just off Highway 41 near Resaca, GA.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

learning to fly

Recently Sandra and I visited the Confederate cemetery in Resaca, GA. Just before leaving, we noticed something fluttering near the surrounding stone wall. There we found a fledgling trying his wings for the first time. Time and time again he bravely fluttered against the stones, trying to fly over the small wall. Time and time he fell to the ground. He rested for a bit on Sandra's shoe. As we were leaving, he was gripping the stones with his tiny feet as his wings beat furiously at the air. We're sure he made it...his parents were both on the overhanging tree limbs calling encouragement.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bloomers in Tunnel Hill

These beautiful pear trees line the street leading beside the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center. In the distance you can see the covered bridge and further on is Chetoogeta Mountain. The historic railroad tunnel isn't visible, although it's to the right beyond the bridge. This photo was taken in mid-March. The white blossoms are gone now - lots of rain and wind - but the other trees are 'furry' with their Spring buds. Come visit us in Tunnel Hill.
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