Nature


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Listening to the rain on the roof, relaxing, drinking a warm cup of coffee. Suddenly in the distant darkness a piercing sound. Yes, it’s an angry donkey who does not care that it is dark or raining! As I have said many times, my life is run by an ass!! […]

My Life is run by an Ass!


Supermoon
“But there’s a full moon risin’, Let’s go dancin’ in the light We know where the music’s playin’, Let’s go out and feel the night.” -Neil Young- With the official arrival of fall, we are all looking forward to some time out enjoying the crisp fall air. Sunday night at […]

Supermoon


Hummingbirds
When the hummingbirds bustle about like bees on the feeders, and the Joseph’s coat rose shows off its last blooms you know autumn can’t be far behind. Colored leaves then Christmas trees before spring brings the blossoms and the birds our way once more.

Hummingbirds…



Autumn
ÔÇťAutumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant As we prepare to welcome Fall at The Secret, we are excited to offer a gift package to our friends. Some of our North Alabama neighbors are offering some discounts and special offers to our guests. Each room booked during October […]

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”


Seasons of Life 1
As seasons change the landscape changes with it. Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer to Fall. Life has its seasons as well. Throughout life, things change. From birth we are continually changing. From an infant learning to crawl to adults walking down the isle with our first true love. […]

Seasons of Life


I watched the sunrise this morning. It greeted me like an old friend. From the appearance of the first rays over the lake it warmed my soul. I could hear the braying from the barn, but I could not be pulled away. If there is one thing that The Secret […]

Phases of the Sunrise



Change of Season
Shhh…..listen. Can you hear it? If you rise early enough you can feel it. The wind chimes are dancing on the patio announcing its arrival. A cool morning breeze that will dissipate by afternoon and be pushed down by humidity. But it is still there, waiting on the sun to […]

The First Hint of the Change of Seasons


Cloud Illusions
“I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now. From up and down and still somehow. Its cloud illusions I recall. I really don’t know clouds at all” -Joni Mitchell- The wonders over the valley and the lake never cease to amaze me. Seasons come and seasons go and yet the […]

Cloud Illusions


First Light
I watched the sunrise this morning. It greeted me like an old friend. From the appearance of the first rays over the lake it warmed my soul. I could hear the braying from the barn, but I could not be pulled away. If there is one thing that The Secret […]

First Light



Thunder in the Morning
An early morning Thunderstorm. No sound on the mountain except for the low rumble of thunder and raindrops on the roof. Morning silence interrupted by the orchestra of nature. What one hopes will be a prelude to a crisp, humidity free morning. Perhaps the morning clouds will give us a […]

Thunder in the Morning


Bright Lights
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Sitting on the bluff at night the stars are so clear in the sky. As I sit enjoying the sounds of summer it occurs to me that we all face adversity, loss, and, hard times. We […]

Light in the Dark


Blue Moon 1
“Blue moon You saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own.” Here’s some photos from this weekends “Blue Moon”. Hope you all enjoy!!

Blue Moon Photos