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Showing posts from March, 2012

Happy Spring!

Spring, beautiful spring!  Today is the Vernal Equinox -- equal day and night. Finally the weather is warming, days are lengthening and pretty flowers are blooming everywhere. I love this time of year and adore watching the seasons change here in Georgia, something that wasn't as obvious in Florida. "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."  ~Charles Dickens

Hiking Arabia Mountain

Arabia Mountain, located in DeKalb Country, Georgia, about 30 minutes west of Atlanta. Today I took a day trip for a little hiking with Roxy pup and friends. I love being outdoors and the weather has been fantastic this weekend! It was very sunny with a breeze, even in the late afternoon. The mountain is a granite monadnock, which translates to an exposed rock hill, and is covered in "pools" of small plants like these bright-red diamorpha succulents. The mountain's peak is about 940 feet above sea level. We hiked to the top, down and around the side, back up and down again. I'm guessing that's about a mile...and I can feel it! Here's another view from the top: Roxy pup was a great hiker! She could have been mistaken for a mountain goat with her agility and speed. Such a little trooper! Pools of wildflowers scattered about the rock... This is a spot that I will surely visit again soon! Being active outdoors is an easy way that I sneak in a lit