Apr 15

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone!

It was a delicious day, perfect temperatures, beautiful skies, and lovely azaleas, red buds and dogwoods as the Sayres and I prepared for a day of adventure. We drove to Gettysburg to tour the battlefield in a way foreign to all three of us—using Segways provided by the Velke’s SegTours of Gettysburg. Following the first intimidating moments when we stepped on our mounts: Fire Fly, Teddy, and Dixie.

We were provided instructions and training for our tour before leaving the premises. Only after the staff was satisfied that we would all navigate well, were we allowed to leave our training cones and ramps behind to tackle the real world.

Are you wondering about Fire Fly, Teddy, and Dixie?  Velke has named each segway for one of the horses associated in some way with the Battle of Gettysburg. Fire Fly was the mount of Confederate  Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes; Dixie the horse of Colonel Edward Porter Alexander; and Teddy…well, Teddy is new to the fleet and I don’t know who rode Teddy during the battle.

We road through the edge of town and out onto the county roads.  The ride and day were just wonderful! In fact awesome!

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Apr 11

Wordless Wednesday

Apr 04

Wordless Wednesday

Mar 28

Crested Dwarf Iris

A friend and I stole some time this afternoon to walk a bit of the wildflower trail in Disharoon Valley, here in the North Georgia Mountains. We were rewarded with several treasures, but the most regal were a couple of stands of crested dwarf iris. These precious flowers just love the banks of the creek.

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Mar 28

Wordless Wednesday

Mar 25

Flowering Trees & Shrubs at Gibbs Gardens

A turn around some of the valley gardens of Gibbs Gardens this morning revealed a lot of flowering shrubs and trees. Some I recognized, others I did not.

Sweet Shrub

Sweet Shrub

Pink Dogwood

Dogwood

Time to dig into one of my bookcases to see if I find some photographs or drawings that will help me identify the mystery trees. Better yet, perhaps some of my readers can help me out!

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Mar 21

Wordless Wednesday

Mar 15

Narcissus: Daffodils & Jonquils

What a difference seven days make!  My short visit to Gibbs Gardens this morning was full of surprises. I had no idea there are so many variations of narcissus—amazing! I shot a few as they bloomed here and there and everywhere.

The flowering cherry trees were also delightful!

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Mar 14

Wordless Wednesday: Venice, Florida

Mar 12

Wildflowers at Amicalola Falls

My favorite time of year is spring. I never tire of weekly visits to a trail at the base of Amicalola Falls discovering what new wildflower is popping up from the ground or is in bloom.

Yesterday I was not disappointed when, with cameras in hand, I climbed the trail. It is times like these that I wish I knew something about photography and could do more than point and shoot! None-the-less, I get reasonable results from my Nikon Coolpix and my Panasonic Lumix.

sSince I choose a fairly early walk, some of the plants such as bloodroots and trout lilies were not in  full regalar. In addition to the bloodroot and trout lily, I saw rue anemones, chickweeds, purple toadshade trilliums, yellow trillium, purple and yellow violets, foamflowers and a single Virginia bluebell.

Bloodroot

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Toadshade trillium

Rue anemone

Great chickweed

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