Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
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 http://www.pratersmill.org/.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
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.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
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.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
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.