I have long wanted to take a photo of a natural attraction I’d written about but never seen – the trees that grew together to spell HI in the Hays Nature Preserve on the outskirts of Huntsville. I finally got my chance Saturday along with another surprise: a visit with a real-for-sure unicorn (lots of… Continue reading I was looking for a message from Mother Nature and found a ‘real’ live unicorn
The following is excerpted from my book: "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." What happens when a highway crew encounters long-buried bodies while digging The dead go to the highest bidder. At least, they did in one unusual case in northern Alabama. In 1968, while completing Interstate 65 from Birmingham to Nashville, crews encountered several bodies buried… Continue reading The story of the 194 mystery graves of North Alabama
You may have heard the story of haint blue, especially if you follow this blog or any of my writing. Many people in the South painted the ceilings of their front porches a sky-blue color as a means of warding off evil spirits and those irritating summer bugs, which some of us think are one… Continue reading The Southern legend of blue window panes
On one of our recent trips to get out of the house, Sweetums and I decided a great place to practice social distancing is a cemetery. We love the history and beautiful funerary art in Huntsville's Maple Hill Cemetery and enjoy walks in the serene setting. On this day, however, we came across a new… Continue reading We found this incredible carved tree in historic Maple Hill Cemetery
Sweetums and I moved a few months ago from mid-city Huntsville, Ala. (near Village of Providence) to rural Madison County, about 12 miles out into the country. We have an acre lot and we're surrounded by farms and we love to drive around and get accustomed to our new surroundings. Recently, we came across a… Continue reading Looking for the history of this little ghost town in North Alabama. Can you help?