It was overcast as we headed out into the frozen winter wonderland, the forecast high on the mountain yesterday was 19° (I do not believe it ever made it?), A foggy mist had frozen to the branch's, creating a crystal chandelier palace. We were in the kingdom of beautiful now. You could feel it all … Continue reading Do you want to build a snowman?
My friend Adam called me up last week, he told me it would be his birthday on Tuesday (Happy Birthday, Adam) he asked me if I would like to go with him to the Peace Center in Greenville to see Lyle Lovett and his large band. I have heard of Lyle Lovett and there is even … Continue reading Lyle Lovette
A full moon picnic was our intention but we almost canceled due to the threat of rain and violent storms. But we decided with summer storms there was just as good of a chance of seeing a beautiful sunset as they were a storm. I met Emily in Fairview, As she stepped out of the … Continue reading Sweet July moons
Making it happenAt the lake Sunday Miss Evie told me that she had learned to ride a bike and loved it. Would I please come get her and her bike and take her riding somewhere?When I showed up at her house yesterday with my bike rack on and my bike ready to ride. She was … Continue reading Making it happen
I took the long way home and stopped by my favorite swimming hole. Absolutely gorgeous with water twenty degrees below freezing. This kind of water cleanses your soul! No shower or bath at home can wash this much worry, anxiety and troubles away. Secluded enough to swim without getting your shorts wet. There is something … Continue reading Skinny dipping
Life is a gift, I try to find moments worthy of celebration to fill my days, not just the big moments but most importantly the little indulgences that remind us just how great life is. Savoring a morsel of a summer berry, deserted red clay city lots watching the sun bleed into the mountains, day … Continue reading Grateful
Hardcore! Why does it always have to be hardcore? After the brutalities of Mount Mitchell on Saturday you would have thought I would have knew better?But me and Adam Dettmers decided we wanted to try a few of the Conserving Carolina’s white squirrel challenges hikes. Yesterday we picked wildcat rock overlook in Gerton NC. We … Continue reading Hardcore!
Sometimes it pays to slow down, to take the time to enjoy life's simple pleasures. After dragging the trash can back thru the garden, then sloshing back and forth, unloading grocery's, in one place the turf had transformed into a velvety, red clay mud, churned into the consistency of creamed butter It would have been … Continue reading Mud puddles
We had a Great time out and about exploring upstate SC yesterday. Made it to the great city of Wahallah where we explored an abandoned railroad tunnel. The Stumphouse tunnel. Started in 1850 they run out of money to finish in 1859.Clemson university ran a blue cheese making operation in it for awhile.A cool escape … Continue reading Haunted tunnels