I am a wordy cuss so with a little help from Rick I thought I would let the images do the talking.
When you look out into the mountains the leaves are down. But the sky is crisp and blue. This is some of the best time to be in the mountains. You can see the land and what is around you. You are not masked by the foliage.
Some times it happens that instead of Flowers on tress you get a frost. The beauty of the North Georgia Mountains are that the winters are pretty, as opposed to harsh. Walking around and looking at the ice in the tress is great. You smell the smoke from the fireplaces and it is very quiet and peaceful.
This is my first blog with pictures so I promise it will get better. But the point is winter time is a great time to shop in the mountain. Especially here. Walking land when the temperature is in the mid-fifties is really ideal. Now you have an idea of why I am smiling in my picture