I'm back from Lake Guntersville in beautiful, exquisite Northeastern Alabama. Oh, my goodness what a gorgeous area this is. Gently rolling Appalachian foothills, this area is worth the 2 hour drive from my house every time. I really wanted to meet and visit with Eve of Sunny Side Up, who just moved to Grant, Alabama, but my work schedule didn't allow extra time for that kind of fun. We'll meet soon though, and you can count on a double-blog extravaganza! In the meantime, from my balcony at the amazing Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge I had the perfect view toward Grant. Somewhere in those tree-filled hilltops covered with misty clouds is Eve's house. Hello Eve!
The ESPN/Bassmaster's Expo was fun. Lots of huge bass were caught and I made lots of contacts. The best part, truly, was discovering what the B.A.S.S. organization is all about. Sunday morning waiting for my boss to wake up and join me for breakfast (he was an hour late) I opened up my BASS Times Magazine and boned up. What I discovered was an amazing organization that is incredibly conservation and ecology oriented. I mean, yeah, there were the ads for jigs and all manner of fishing accouterments that I couldn't identify, but the articles were eye-opening and smart. Very smart.
So, okay that was my weekend at Lake Guntersville. Lots of deer, lots of hills and rocks, lots of fishermen and fast boats. Following all that excitement and movement I was ready for the peace of my house by the lake. Pulling up into the driveway I was happy to see my Virginia Sweetspires in full bloom. Those dirigible bumblebees were drunk on the nectar, running into me and the house with loud thunks. Thankfully, there are no bumblebee police to pull them over for drunk driving - LOL!
The butterflies are beginning to show up. This delicate Comma Angel wing graciously allowed me to follow it about and fill up my flashcard with photos. There were a few skippers flitting about as well, but this brand new beauty made my day.
Enjoy the peace of the butterfly and have a wonderful, lovely, stellar weekend. It's good to be home.