Living in a U.S.A. Rain Forest

This year mother nature is proving we live in a lush but non tropical rain forest.  What is that you say?  It is true!  We live in the Appalachian temperate rainforest.  The Appalachian Mountains started to form somewhere around 400 million years...

Listing in this environment

My goodness what a year 2020 has started out to be.  In May of this year we began to hear the rumblings of folks wanting to get up to the mountains and I do not blame them one bit.  We have spent the better part of this six months just being grateful for the...

Upsides of settling in North Georgia

North Georgia is perfect for anyone willing to invest in real estate. If you want to make a permanent change in your life, buying a home here is a reasonable investment. North Georgia Mountains attract lots of attention of all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers. The lakes and rivers in the mountains are convenient for boating and even tubing and water skiing or fishing.

Staying Home? Don’t be bored!

Everyone tells us these are challenging times and I agree.  With so many challenges to our health, both mental & physical, boredom can become a deterrent to staying well.   So how about a few projects to keep our mind and hands busy! Do you collect...

Bent Trees and the Tree Trail

On our mountain there are a good many trees that nature bent.  We are up high enough that we have a regular breeze in the summer and a bit of wind in the winter.  There is a special project not too far from here celebrating some bent trees that nature did...

February in our mountains.

February in our mountains.  The snow crocus are lifting their heads, the days are beginning to seem a little longer and the morning fog dances in and out.  We always make sure that between the rains we have plenty of bird food and deer corn out, just to keep everyone...

Winters, another of the beautiful seasons in the mountains

The thirteen scales on Old Turtle’s back represent the thirteen cycles of the moon in each year.  I have heard the Cherokee call our Winter, Gâlû, and the month of January, Unolvtana for Windblown. I simply refer to our winters as another of the beautiful seasons we...

Have a Blessed New Year

Here we are again, a new year is upon us.  I am not one for resolutions but if you are, now would be the time.  What else is it time for?  That depends are where you are.  Some of the things I do to get ready to face a new year?  For me it is about starting the year...

Mountain Christmas Traditions

As I started to take a look at what traditions were a part of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains for Christmas I noticed a pattern of changes. Railroads, coalmines, return of solders from war all effected the way celebrations and traditions were handled here in...

Hidden among the caves

Recently my husband and I had a wonderful day of adventure by taking the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad out of Bryson City.  Having never ridden on a train before this was quite the treat, relax, watch the world go by and hear a narrative of what this part of the country was like way back.