Sunday, December 16, 2012

Stepback, Georgia A great little community

Yesterday, I went to the the "community" of Stepback, GA. 

Don't bother digging out the map. You won't find it. It is a recreated community, set around the year 1900, that a gentleman built on his farmland near Eatonton. There are some 15 building or so, including a fully furnished cabin, a working waterwheel and mill, church, schoolhouse, and a fully stocked general store! 

It is not normally open to the public, but he was kind enough to open it all up for a Christmas showing. Here are a few photos that I took while there (click images to enlarge):

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Photo Workshop in the Smokies

Friday, September 14, 2012

We never claimed that we could sing!

Click on the photo below to start the video...remember, we are not professional singers, no matter what you might think. Of course, if you thought that, you definitely should seek professional help!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Miller Creek Lake

A few photos from a hike around Miller Creek Lake at Miller Lake Recreational Area.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ocmulgee River Clean Up

Yesterday, about 9 or 10 folks canoed down the river and picked up trash.   The first half of the trip from Amerson Water Works Park to Spring Street in Macon was very nice and not too much trash.  Unfortunately, about the time we got parallel to the interstate, there was quite a bit.....some old stuff and lots of new (mainly aluminum cans).   We quickly filled our canoes and had no more room for more by the time we got to the I-16 bridge.   That area needs a to be cleaned desperately.  Another river clean up is scheduled by Rivers Alive on Oct 13, and hopefully it can be addressed then.   

Two very cool little items were found....the first being this tiny ceramic miniature pitcher.   It appeared to be old, but who knows?   

The second neat item was a set of keys.    Last summer, Anne lost a set of keys somewhere in this section of the river; but she had no idea where.   While cleaning, Bud noticed something plastic on the river bottom...a library card.   When he pulled it up, there were 3 keys attached on a ring to it, buried in the sand.   Unbelievably, they were Anne's from a year ago!

 We picked up a lot of stuff, but this couch was too much.   It is crazy that someone would haul it down here to abandon it!