The smoke stack, at the now closed (power) Plant Harllee Branch in my hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, will be taken down this weekend. The plant closed in 2015, but the 1000 foot smoke stack, with its blinking lights at the top, has remained until now. It's how I always knew that I was close to home, when driving there from Atlanta to visit my (late) parents. Approaching the bridge that goes over Lake Sinclair, there was that beacon in the distance, letting me know that I would be there in five minutes.
What makes that a good thing? (I got sentimental there.) There's no smoke coming out of it, due to environmental protection guidelines. And the photo of it over the water is gorgeous. (Photo credit - Tanya Fuss Alexander.)
Back at my place in suburban Atlanta, my neighbor's dragonfly garden stake presides over the wooded area in the back.
I lost the mate to this favorite earring at the end of September, on a day when I was leaving the oral surgeon in discomfort, stopping by the pharmacy for prescription filling, and the grocery store near my office, before heading into work. I realized one earring was missing shortly after. I looked all over and called all the places I had been, with no luck.
So yesterday, after work, I stopped by that grocery store, and on a whim, asked the bored looking customer service lady if there were any earrings in lost and found, by any chance. She walked over and rummaged through a box. She held up an earring and said, "Is this it?" "YES!" I can't believe I got it back. It was a one of a kind set of earrings, purchased from a gallery in Grayton Beach, Florida. I am so happy. It's the little things...
I hope something makes you happy today. Have a lovely weekend!