Silence is golden. Never is that more true than to those who don’t get much of it on a regular basis. I am one of the fortunate. On any given day there is a hammock sitting under a tree with an amazing view of Weiss Lake and the surrounding valley. […]

Silence is Golden

The Secret has many “secrets”. One of the most amazing is the fact that on the property one can not only see the sun come up in the morning, but the sunset in the evening. And on those rare occasions, the moon both rise and set. Both equally spectacular. It […]

Secrets of the secret, first of many!

Spring is almost here, two of my favorite things to do once the weather turns warm are hiking along the river and having dinner on the patio. The dogs love it to, as they get to hike and Molly gets to herd her cat while the birds feed overhead! What […]

Spring Facts

We all have days that test our fortitude, even when you don’t live in the real world. Mine, no show newlyweds in the Sugar Shack, a fog covered mountain, mud covered feed buckets, and internet down. Then, when I finally get connected to technology a post regarding a prayer request […]


Easter is just around the corner, and with it our minds turn to spring!! Frogs begin to croak in the distant lake while colorful flowers seem to burst upward from every corner of the property! The spectacular weather we had this past weekend reminds us of the warm spring evenings […]

Easter – Sweet Potato Biscuits

In 1965, The Weaver Mansion, now the Secret was considered state of the art for its time! There was an intercom system that ran throughout the house as well as forty-two plus phone jacks with 4 incoming lines. The most amazing feature of the house is the roof top pool. […]

The Weaver Mansion-the Pool

Sunshine on my shoulders, a bluebird sky above my head, surrounded by a warm, gentle breeze. The hammock sitting overlooking the bluff is a coveted spot from which the birds can be seen feeding above while the sailboats move gracefully along the waters of the lake in the distance. The […]

Sunshine on my Shoulders

Mistakes are little more than opportunities to learn. Everyone makes them because no one is perfect, it is a matter of making sure that what is taken away from them is more of a positive than a negative. Don’t be too quick to judge the mistakes of others, you never […]


A walk in the woods. The sound of rushing water. Mother Nature has the unique ability to calm the soul. While completely surrounded by solitude, without another human being in sight, you are not alone. There’s nothing like a warm day in February, the river bank and canyon walls void […]

A Walk in the Woods

Every year on March 17th everyone observes St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious holiday that marked the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, it is now celebrated worldwide with various festivals, parades, and most importantly foods!! Here, at The Secret, it has become a tradition to celebrate […]

St. Patty’s Day Treat

Officially created in 1992, Little River Canyon Preserve protects what is considered to be the nation’s longest mountaintop river. Most of its entire length flows down the middle of Lookout Mountain beginning with headwaters in Georgia and emptying into the Coosa River and Weiss Lake. Over time the waters of […]

Little River Canyon

There is something to be said about a rainy Monday. Not that it is gloomy, not that it is gray. It is a day where the sound of the water hitting the roof has a melody and life of its own. A time where the cool, dampness encourages one to […]

Rainy Monday