Ah, winter in Georgia...this past weekend was warm and beautiful. The weekend before was beautiful also but it was cold with ice and some snow. Want to see some icy photos of Arabia Mountain? Sure you do!
That is a solid sheet of ice on the vernal pools at the top of Arabia Mountain. This is really beautiful to see the ice sparkling in the sun. The photo might not show this like my eyes saw it, but trust me, it was a gorgeous sight.
Okay, we have walked halfway down the mountain now and we are looking towards the top...look at the blue sky! We have had our share of grey days so this was a welcome sight.
My Dad has had some serious health problems recently. I spent all day Wednesday with him in the emergency room at the hospital. He was admitted to the hospital that day and was released and sent home yesterday. Please say a prayer for him, my friends. If you have read my blog for any time, you will know that my Dad is the best! He was so funny with the nurses in the hospital, he had them laughing all the time. By Saturday, he felt well enough to play a game with my nephew and myself. It was a game of "Sevens". Do you know how to play it? I learned it from my in-laws in England and I have IMPORTED it to this country! (Hey, I don't know, you all probably know it already and it might have been INVENTED here for all I know, but the fact is, I learned it in England and I have told people here about it, and they had never heard of it!) If you want to know how to play it, you may read about it just here. It is an easy game that doesn't take too much time, so it was perfect to play in a small hospital room. (And my Dad won the first two games that we played and he was so tickled to win!) I will appreciate your best wishes and prayers for my Dad. I thank you in advance for them!
I found a video that Jeff Nix took at Panola Mountain of the ice melting and you can see, it almost looks like something from a science fiction movie... like black oil oozing under the ice, but of course, it is just another example of perception, it is simply water moving over rock under the ice.
Take care, my friends. and remember, there is joy and beauty in all seasons.
If you go to about 3:10 in this video, you will see the views of Arabia Mountain and Stone Mountain from the top of Panola Mountain! (And Jeff calls it Davidson/Arabia Mountain...but almost everyone here just calls it Arabia.)