Yes, there is fall in the air in the northeast Georgia mountains. You can feel it, the temperatures are really in the low 60s in the evenings and the mornings are nippy and dry. You can smell it, everyone here seems to have a firepit now..and they are all going, you can smell the wood fires as you walk. Down by the river people are having marshmellow roasts, pig roasts, hotdog roasts and wine roasts! What is a wine roast? You guessed it, just build a fire, bring your favorite wines and a friend or two and behold, you have a wine roast. Walking is much more pleasant than just a few days ago. Even Sir Winston, my new dog, senses it and lifts his nose to appreciate all the clean mountain air in the morning, in the evening with the "roasting fires" going, he does snort a little bit and shakes his head at the air pollution. Sir Winston was sort of planned, I decided a dog would help me start walking again, with a purpose and companion. Since the death of my little dog Bailey about a year ago, I quit walking, no fun any more, so in April I rescued Sir Winston from a South Carolina shelter. Sir Winston has his side of the story and swears that he rescued me. Without me, sez Sir Winston, she would be sitting on the sofa, I have to bark to get her out of the house and walking! Sir Winston sez he rescued me and he is quite right. He never every doubts that he is the best thing that could happen to me and doesn't let me forget it. On our uphill mountain roads he patiently waits for me to catch up and stops stubbornly if I try to cut the walk short. He knows exactly where we are going. It is a real treat for him to meet someone along the way be it man or beast. His favorite thing is to see a deer crossing the road in front of us. Tally Ho! I am sure if he could get off his lead he would drag the deer back by it's hoof. He has a love of life and wants everyone else to love life too. Twice a day, out the door and do the mile walk, it never tires him and he loves it rain or shine. I am anxious to see his reaction the the leaves when they start to fall, I am sure he will be chasing them as we walk. Life in the northeast Georgia mountains, could it get any better? Sir Winston sez...NOT!
If you are not living here, you should at least be staying here many weekends out of the year, I can help you find a second/vacation home...let's talk!