Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I love life with a two year - some things instantly bring a smile to your face - those little everyday touches that bring joy - this evening it is walking into the quiet living room to encounter the dog happily sitting there wearing my turned-on headlamp as a collar :)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A few pictures from a recent hunting camp at Tuckahoe.....15,000 acres of protected bottomland along the Savannah River in Screven County. Tuckahoe is state-owned land, and is available to the public for hunting, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, hiking…... The hunting is limited, but is exceptional when open.
I can't find a definitive meaning for the word Tuckahoe. Some say the name refers to an underground tuber used by Native Americans as "bread", or to the seeds of the marsh plant arrow-arum. Still others refer to a medicinal herb by the same name. Regardless, the word rolls out easily in conversation and fits the quiet beauty of the land.
The river swamp at Tuckahoe differs greatly from our coastal swamps near home. Instead of the wet and tidal gum/cypress wetlands, Tuckahoe gently rises with mature hardwood flats broken by switchcane belts, and winding seasonal sloughs. This is Kilgo country......Cypress knees, swamp chestnut oak, and the hammering staccato of pileated woodpeckers. There are Indian mounds, and the numerous oxbow lakes along the river are accessible year round for canoeing, fishing, and camping.....we plan on a family trip soon.
There are many free and under-utilized public lands across the state….get out and enjoy them!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Joe's best ever redfish - Ossabaw Sound - fishing with a buddy. Being too big to legally keep, he swam away relieved after the pic.
Joe & helper Ramon putting a new roof on our house in Watkinsville - it looks great, so glad it's done - no more leaks!
While in Athens I visited a dear friend - Ms. Gertrude sharing her crop of Japanese Persimmons with us - she's a master gardener & I worked a time for her doing yardwork (her yard is so much fun, plants galore) - we're still eating the persimmons which have ripened one by one
Sunset at Demeries Creek = the view from Joe's office