For whatever reason, the woods are thicker this year than I can remember seeing before. We have the meadow and some cleared area around the buildings. But you can't see more than a few feet at best into the treeline.
This was taken down by the waterfall. It's more open there, but still pretty dense.
This picture is a few years old, but it hasn't changed much. Because the waterfall is in the national forest nobody can buy it and put up signs telling people that no one else can enjoy it.
There's an old forest service road that goes from the other side of the mountain to the falls, but it's in terrible shape. Since the forest service started issuing warnings about going off the beaten path in the national forest, due to drug activity, I hardly ever see anyone else there. Takes the dogs and me about 25 minutes to walk there from the house.
There's some open land in the county, but not much. What there is , is usually either pasture or planting field.
The woods so surround our house, that from the air in summer you can only see the solar panels, because they are on the edge of the meadow.
Sometimes I wish I lived out in the desert, or in Colorado with it's mountains and big views. But this is what I chose in 1986, and I am satisfied with it. The laws here, by and large , are good. I like the people. I have my privacy.
Thought for the day.
This is happening a lot more now than it used to. Home Invasion is a cottage industry with gangs in Georgia these days.