Camp Creek Greenway, Lilburn

There is a nice walking trail in Lilburn, Camp Creek Greenway. It is an easy hike, 2.4 miles and really very lovely. img_8441

It didn’t hurt that is was a gorgeous day. img_8437

We came upon the Lady Bug Island…img_8444

Lady Bug, Lady Bug fly away home. Your house is on fire, your children are gone…Isn’t that horrible???


This is the end (or the beginning) of one of the trails. You can walk up this road or turn around and go back. I decided to turn around.IMG_8448.jpg

We are so fortunate to have so many really nice trails, this one is no exception. They even have a great park for the kids.


Waiting for the bus…


Waiting for my neighbor’s daughter on the bus. Coming this way on an overcast day.


Church Steeple in the gray sky. The other way from the bus arrival, but a nice view.


Then a couple of mocking birds showed up.

My Grandmother lived in New Jersey and she would tell my sister and me that a mockingbird would come and tell her all of the things we were up to. (We lived in Jacksonville, FL.) It was a good story.


So here they were. My grandmother is gone from this world, but hey….


You gotta love the thought of it! Hello Grandma! Miss you so!



How to make Great Chicken Soup

It’s a cyclical process, but to begin when you are preparing anything keep the leftover celery or onions, or carrots in a plastic bag in the fridge. (But it can be squash or broccoli anything uncooked)

Then you get a rotisserie chicken, clean all the chicken off the bones. Put the bones and skin in a large pot and cover with low sodium chicken broth and water and all the onions carrots and celery. Bring to a boil and let it cook for at least 3 hours. (you will need to keep adding water to this as it cooks down.

This makes a broth so rich and tasty. Now, you can do this other ways, take a chicken and roast it yourself.

Strain all of the bones and everything keep the broth. To make the soup put into it whatever you like in soup or keep it simple with celery and carrots and the meat you pulled off of the bones. Season the soup with italian seasoning and lemon pepper and fresh parsley.