Tag Archives: Highland County

A Rare Find

A couple weekends ago, my husband and I went for a drive to parts of the county we had not been to in years. As usual, I scanned the landscape for beautiful vistas and wildflowers. That morning, we saw scarlet-red … Continue reading

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His Name was Skip

Earlier this week, I wrote a photo essay about an abandoned house. So many questions arose about the last occupant of the house who left an unfinished boat in the living room, that I decided to do some more research. … Continue reading

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Quintessential Country Spring (2)

Looking down into Highland County’s Blue Grass Valley on a spring evening: Bright green grass fueled by abundant spring rains feeds the cows and turns their milk into a rich liquid which yields a yellow, creamy spring butter. Similarly, the … Continue reading

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Inside the Maple Sugar Camps: Sweet Winter Harvest

Just when you think that winter has frayed your last nerve and spring still seems a distant dream, Mother Nature is quietly working her magic. When the nights are still freezing but the days are starting to warm a bit, … Continue reading

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A Sunday Drive through Cold Winter Country

The sun was shining all day from a blue sky but barely had the strength to raise the temperature. As the shadows grew longer in the afternoon, we warmed up the car for a short drive, just to escape the … Continue reading

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