Sunday, June 24, 2012


Melanie Hammett sent a post out last week about a truck full of baby fish going into the lake, but I was away and couldn't make it lakeside.

Above is Melanie's photo of two baby channel catfish. It and its brothers and sisters and a bunch of grass carp are now in the lake-- 800 fish in all!

More and different fish are due soon-- 5000 in all, to be delivered in a tanker. In a year or so they'll all have grown large enough for the lake to be open once again to fishing.

Go here to watch Melanie's film of the lake stocking.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

George Treadwell's Summerhouse

I love George Treadwell's summerhouse!

It's big, about 20 feet long and 8 or 9 feet wide, with a solid roof and screen on all four sides. The view above was taken from Park Drive.

It has a stone chimney, made of granite from the old quarry at Stone Mountain, so it's been there a while-- a while being like sixty years. Here's a side view, taken from Ivy Road.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bible School Parade and Some Photographic Sleuthing After the Break

I took a second look at the photo below after Susan Ahl suggested it might have been taken on Spruce instead of Park. I now see it couldn't possibly be Park because the lake is much closer to the road. I now think the photo was taken on Lakeshore, with the parade heading west.

Thanks to an anonymous commenter, who pointed out the truck leading the parade isn't just any truck, but the Pine Lake Fire Truck.

Here's a photo of a parade by the Bible School (no doubt at Pine Lake Baptist Church). The location is Park Drive on the western (downstream) side of the lake.

From the cars and the truck, I at first thought the photo was from the late 1940s. I based this on my first impression of the General Motors automobile directly behind the truck. It's a Chevy, for sure.

But in just what year was that Chevy made?

Warning: Investigative Internet Sleuthing After the break!

Monday, June 4, 2012


The McCluggages Have Far Better Luck With Their Hydrangeas Than I Do

I have a broad-leafed hydrangea bush in my yard. I had two last year, but the second succumbed to a dry summer with watering restrictions. The first one still survives, but gets smaller every year.

My hydrangeas are really thirsty. In hot weather they start looking sad before even 24 hours is up. I don't know if that's their nature or if I did a poor job of planting them, but I've pretty much given up on them.

I grew to love big blue hydrangea flowers at my grandmother's house. She had a huge plant and I marveled at it, and at how many bees it seemed to attract.

Hydrangeas aren't all blue, of course. Sometimes they're pink: