My sister and her husband took some beautiful pictures around Bent Tree. With the changing of the leaves and the wonderful, sunny afternoon, it’s hard to take a bad picture!!! Thank You Sheila for these picture, they are drop dead Gorgeous!!!
Do you have an upcoming event that you would like to promote? If so, send the information to Beth@jasperpickenscountyga.com and we’ll help you promote it. Here are a few upcoming Pickens County events that you will want to mark on your calendar-
Monday, November 28, 2011 – Festival of Trees Children’s Program at the Pickens County Public Library. 6pm. Children are invited to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with a special storytime and ornament craft at 6pm. Please contact the library for more information 706-692-5411
At 7pm, the whole family is invited to enjoy traditional and no-so-traditional holiday entertainment. Light refreshments will be provided by the Pickens Ferest Fountation for Childhood Literacy.
Monday, November 28 through December 28, 2011 – Festival of Tree, Pickens County Public Library. Decorated trees from community organizations and businesses.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Love Light Tree Ceremony at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Starts at 5:30pm. Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Love Light Tree Ceremony in the hospital main lobby starting at 5:30pm. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will feature a beautiful living tree that was planted in a permanent location in front of the hospital last year. The Jasper Young Singers will perform and Santa will make his entrance to light the tree. After the lighting ceremony, children are invited to the cafeterial for light refreshments of cookies and hot cocoa.
Saturday, December 3 @ 8:30am, Breakfast with Santa
Friday, December 9, 2011 – Christmas at the Tate House
Friday, December 9, 2011 – Wildwood Christian Academy Festival of Lights.
Saturday, December 24, 2011 – Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 25, 2011 – Christmas Day! Enjoy with your family and friends but try not to eat too much!
Saturday, December 31, 2011 – New Years Eve
Sunday, January 1, 2012 – New Year’s Day 2012
I am working from home today and had let Ms Annie out on the lower deck. I decided to step outside and get a breath of fresh air when in the woods, I noticed a momma bear and her two cubs. I ran back inside to get my camera but by the time I got back outside on the deck, they had moved more into the woods.
Here is the picture that I was able to get of the momma bear and one of her cubs.
I love living in the North Georgia Mountains!!!
On July 30, the Bent Tree Foundation wrote to the Bent Tree residents asking for their financial support for C.A.R.E.S. on behalf of children in Pickens County returning to school. We described that C.A.R.E.S., a charity that helps local residents obtain and maintain basic needs for their families, was working hard to give every child in their program a gift card to take shopping before school started on August 3.
We are delighted to report that Bent Tree residents responded generously and provided C.A.R.E.S. with nearly 30% of the total funding they sought for this extremely worthwhile cause. As promised, 100% of every designated donation to the Bent Tree Foundation was transferred directly to C.A.R.E.S.
On behalf of the entire Bent Tree Foundation Board of Directors, thank you for your support. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or if you wish to offer suggestions regarding future Foundation projects.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Bent Tree Foundation, Inc.
And was I glad to have been inside…
This morning my little dog, Annie, and I were out on our deck enjoying the early morning and I was taking pictures of the view and the hummingbirds. While out there, I was thinking to myself that we hadn’t seen a bear in a while, and looked around.
I was finished with the pictures so Annie & I went inside and as I was pouring myself another cup of coffee, Annie started barking like crazy. I turned around, and there, on the deck, was Mr. Bear!!!
Thankfully, I had my trusty camera near and got several pictures of Mr. Bear…I love to see them at this distance with the glass door and walls between us; I always have the fear of walking down the road and meeting up with Mr. Bear.
But for now, we can enjoy the pictures of the bears and always remember…