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Bearwallow Mountain Hiking Trail

The Bearwallow Mountain Hiking Trail is part of the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail system,  comprising a 1.0-mile access trail climbing from the trailhead to the peak of Bearwallow Mountain. The trail is steep and littered in many places … Continue reading

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Brother John’s Birthday

Billie and I joined my brother Jim and his wife Susan at the gathering for brother John’s 77th birthday.  John’s three children – Todd, Christy, and John Michael – and spouses Jessica and Darren were there, and John’s two granddaughters … Continue reading

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Hendersonville Street Dances

Billie and I went to the county seat (Hendersonville) for ice cream yesterday evening.  We enjoyed a leisurely stroll the entire length of Old Town Main Street which was alive with people enjoying the music from the downtown stage and … Continue reading

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Hiking with the Grands

We went on a number of hikes during the recent visit with our grandchildren.  Lyra and Freddie are real troopers, and we enjoyed being out and about with them and their parents.  We explored the Catawba Falls trail and the … Continue reading

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Strange Ice Structure in Wind-Whipped Winter Birdbath

Our birdbath contained an unexpected and surprising structure on a recent January morning with freezing temperatures and near-constant overnight winds.  The structure consisted of a finger-like structure pointing at an angle of about 30 degrees of elevation in the general … Continue reading

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January Snowfall

We have some snow today, and perhaps there will be more to come later in the day.   Still snowing in the afternoon!  These colorful bushes show off the snow really well.

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Reese

We lost a friend of the family just a few weeks ago.  Reese was the rescue dog who lived with Lucy, Ben, Lyra, and Freddie Littler in Winter Park, FL.  She died in the vet’s office on December 2, 2020. … Continue reading

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Choosing Gallery Photos

Billie and I spent a month in Hendersonville, NC last summer to escape the heat and humidity of the South Carolina Lowcountry, and we enjoyed our stay so much that we went back in early November to explore real estate … Continue reading

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Photography Fundamentals Workshop

I just finished teaching the first offering of Photography Fundamentals Workshop Level 2, a workshop for beginning photographers in the Photography Club of Sun City-Hilton Head (PCSCHH).  It’s time to reflect on the effort and to decide whether it is … Continue reading

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And then they were gone…

A day later, the fawns were still there, waiting patiently for Mama Doe to come back for them.  Apparently she leaves them in a safe location for a short time, then moves them along to another place before they attract … Continue reading

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