Thursday, April 29, 2021


4.29.2021: So, I call Joe Biden and tell him that once he's out of office, he may want to check out some 55+ communities. I told him I really liked ours and he should look it over. So, imagine my surprise when he flies over our neighborhood in Air Force One a while ago. I think he waved, but cannot be sure. 


Wednesday, April 28, 2021


4.28.2021: Took this photo of a Milk Thistle near Cheatham Hill today. I'm not sure it's a Milk Thistle but because the scientific name is "Silybum marianum," I'm going with it. Being an immature guy, I get a kick out of saying Silly Bum. 


Tuesday, April 27, 2021


4.27.2021: From part way up Kennesaw Mountain looking westward toward Little Kennesaw Mountain and beyond. 


Monday, April 26, 2021


4.26.2021: Growing tired of playing hide-n-seek with the old guy and his camera, Jane Doe calls "time out" for a short rest. 



4.25.2021: A vulture landed on our chimney last night during a full moon. I'm assuming this is an indication of good luck.


Saturday, April 24, 2021


4.24.2021: Never let a rainy day go to waste. 

Friday, April 23, 2021


4.23.2021: “Don't play dead with a vulture. That's exactly what they want.” - Kevin Nealon 


Thursday, April 22, 2021


4.22.2021: Pickett’s Mill is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Visitors can travel roads used by Federal and Confederate troops, see the battlefield earthworks, and walk through the same ravine where hundreds perished. This 1853 pioneer cabin is furnished and open for tours during certain events. The cabin was also used in the movie “Get Low,” a 2009 release starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. 



Everyday, he's a gettin' closer, 
Goin' faster than a roller coaster, 
Our Forrest will surely make our day, (hey, hey, hey) 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021


4.20.2021: The Butterfly - Spider standoff. 110/365

Monday, April 19, 2021


4.19.2021: It's not just the top of the flowers that is beautiful. 109/365

Sunday, April 18, 2021


4.18.2021: "A well a everybody's heard about the bird ... B-b-b bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word" 108/365

Saturday, April 17, 2021


4.17.2021: Forrest & Jenny cannot wait to be together again to run and play. Just a few more days of separation to make sure Forrest is fully healed from his surgery. Here is Forrest pawing at the door wanting Jenny to come out and join him in the yard. 107/365

Friday, April 16, 2021


4.16.2021: I often pick up my pace as I pass this building in Acworth. All I need is a guard dog who is armed and apparently an excellent shot. 106/365

Thursday, April 15, 2021


4.15.2021: In 1858, Nathan Smith, an established evangelist, founded the Acworth Christian Church, which originally was located on Mitchell Hill. The church thrived until the Civil War, when the building was dismantled and used as shanties for Union soldiers. The church re-established in 1875 at its current location on Northside Drive. Tragedy struck again in 1899, when a fire (caused by embers from a passing train) destroyed the church. Nathan Smith died that same year, so he never got to enjoy the rebuilt church, which opened its doors in 1901. The church has been a fixture in Acworth ever since, and can be seen from Main Street and the downtown area. The church’s original brick exterior was covered by stucco in the 1980s. ( 

Thanks to Tim Richardson for giving me the guided tour today and letting me snap these photos. 105/365

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


4.14.2021: Looks like it may be ... "A Rainy Night in Georgia." 104/365

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


4.13.2021: Great sunset on a day we received a wonderful "no cancer" report on Forrest. Amen. 103/365

Monday, April 12, 2021


4.12.2021: Built as a cotton warehouse by John Glover in 1845, the Kennesaw House is one of Marietta’s oldest buildings. Dix Fletcher purchased the warehouse in 1855, and after remodeling it, opened the Fletcher House Hotel in its place. During the early years of the Civil War, the hotel was used as a Confederate hospital and a morgue. In addition, Andrews’ Raiders stayed in a second-floor room on the evening prior to their theft of the steam engine, “The General,” which took place on April 12, 1862. (The Great Locomotive Chase) 

As the war was nearing its climax in July of 1864, the Union Army took over the building, and when General Sherman came through town on his “March to the Sea”, he did not burn the Fletcher House. Sherman spared the hotel because Dix Fletcher was a Mason and because his son-in-law, Henry Cole, was a Yankee spy. However, the fourth floor did catch fire as ashes from other burning buildings blew onto the roof, and the fourth floor was not rebuilt. (
I took this photo today (April 12, 2021 … 159 years to the day the Great Locomotive Chase began) and used a “wet plate” filter to make The Kennesaw House look like a photo that may have been taken during the Civil War. 102/365

Sunday, April 11, 2021


4.11.2021: Guess who has had both of her Covid shots and guess who gave her a much anticipated hug today! 101/365

Saturday, April 10, 2021


4.10.2021: "You cannot friend a hawk, they said, unless you are a hawk yourself, alone and only a sojourner in the land, without friends or the need of them." - Stephen King 100/365


4.9.2021: Janet took this great photo of Jenny & Forrest. This is about as close as they are allowed to get while Forrest is healing from surgery. Forrest is wearing an inflatable collar instead of the embarrassing "cone of shame." We told Forrest it was a life vest as we were planning on taking him on a cruise with us. We're still waiting for the pathology report and Forrest will have his staples removed early next week. 99/365

Friday, April 9, 2021


4.8.2021: "Coming in from London, from over the pole
Flyin' in a big airliner 
Chickens flyin' everywhere around the plane 
Could we ever feel much finer? 
Comin' into Los Angeles 
Bringin' in a couple of keys 
Don't touch my bags if you please, mister customs man." 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


4.7.2021: When Bluebirds play "Chicken." 97/365

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


4.6.2021: Often, when I stumble while on a trail, trees laugh at me. 96/365

Monday, April 5, 2021


4.5.2021: Kennesaw Mountain Jurassic Park. 95/365

Sunday, April 4, 2021


4.4.2021: Must … find … eggs. 94/365


4.3.2021: "I'm walking on sunshine" 93/365

Friday, April 2, 2021


4.2.2021: Another day ... another hawk. This one appears to be a bit perturbed that I was almost directly underneath it. 92/365


4.1.2021: Opening Day!!!! Baseball is far and away MY favorite sport. I played Little League and Pony League. But mostly, I played softball. In the Air Force, at college, and beyond. One memorable season was when I lived in South Lake Tahoe, California. Our team was sponsored by a sporting goods store and we played a TON of games that spring and summer. Two to three games a week and weekend tournaments as far away as Sacramento. I didn't have one muscle that was not sore by the end of the season. This photo is of my last glove, which I will pass on to one of my grandkids. Many exciting games, many wonderful memories and many lifelong friends from those magical days. Opening day is here. Play Ball!!!! 91/365


3.31.2021: Time traveling on the road to the top of Kennesaw Mountain. 90/365