Five Years of Bluebirds

February 2018 - refurbished bluebird houses ready for installation

February 2018 – refurbished bluebird houses ready for installation

Click here for a post from 2013.  Five years later (where has the time gone?), the Bent Tree Bluebird Benefactors are still going strong.  Bent Tree’s Bluebird Trail is well-maintained and flourishing thanks to the couple.  The photo above shows 13 houses they recently refurbished; the houses will soon go back to their locations on the golf course and at the dam.  Six other houses were spruced up at their sites on the front nine.  It’s the time of year when bluebirds begin choosing their nesting sites…Bent Tree’s bluebirds have some special people making sure their homes are as clean and safe as possible.

A Lot of Topics

The Bent Tree Board of Directors Work Session is scheduled for tomorrow morning (February 20, 2018) at 9:00 in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room.  Click here for information on How Work Sessions Work.  There are 10 Topics For Discussion on the list for tomorrow’s work session:

  • Architectural Committee Internal Operating Procedures
  • Lake & Wildlife Committee Internal Operating Procedures
  • Stable Committee Internal Operating Procedures
  • Stable Boarding Contract
  • Stable Rider Release
  • Rock Garden Renewal Update
  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • Speed Bumps
  • Annual General User Fee Decal Discussion
  • Rain Damage in Bent Tree and Budget Impact

 

Main level living in a quiet, private area of Bent Tree close to the back gate.

Click here to link to the listing for 232 Sunset Court in Bent Tree.  The 3 bed, 2½ bath home (within walking distance of Lake Tamarack) recently hit the market with an asking price of $239,900.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

232 Sunset Court in Bent Tree (listing photo)

232 Sunset Court in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Bear Watch

Black bear in Bent Tree (photo cropped from original)

Black bear in Bent Tree

A Bent Tree homeowner was kind enough to send me some black bear photographs he took in Bent Tree this week using a powerful telephoto lens. He has taken some of the most amazing bear photos in Bent Tree over the last several years (click here for a previous post), and is very knowledgeable about black bear behaviors and biology.  There has been an interesting thread recently, on the Bent Tree NextDoor page, about a bear that was outside her den on Tamarack Drive for several days in a row.  The photographer’s opinion is that the bear was nearing delivery time for her next batch of cubs, and that would explain her lack of movement.

February 2018 - Black Bear in Bent Tree

February 2018 – Black Bear in Bent Tree

1983 – The Last Valentine’s Day Celebration at Bent Tree Before BTCI

The advertisement below shows what was happening for Valentine’s Day, 35 years ago in Bent Tree.  That was the last Valentine’s Day that Bent Tree Country Club was still running the amenities.  Tensions between the Bent Tree Property Owners Association, Bent Tree Corporation, and Bent Tree Country Club were coming to a boil at about this time in Bent Tree’s history, but that wasn’t enough to put a stop to a Sweetheart Valentine Dance.

1983 Valentine Dance in Bent Tree

1983 Valentine Dance in Bent Tree

From Mother Nature to Human Nature

A couple of days ago, the torrential rains in Bent Tree had people talking about Mother Nature.  Yesterday, the topic turned to human nature.  Evidently, one person decided to try to drive through the blocked off/washed out section of Tamarack Drive near the beach.  They didn’t make it to the other side…the asphalt caved in under the weight of their car. Another person decided to try to go around the blocked off/washed out/caved-in section by driving across the creek.  They didn’t make it to the other side, either (see photo below). I don’t think anyone was hurt (except maybe a couple of bruised egos).  They were lucky.  The appearance of the car in the photo below has been altered to protect the embarrassed.

February 13, 2018 - oops in Bent Tree

February 13, 2018 – oops in Bent Tree

 

 

From 1984 – A First Place Float

“By carefully following the color and design guide, the Bent Tree logo slowly took shape.  Every inch of the wire was covered with approximately 1800 green, 1500 white, 1800 brown, and 600 beige crepe squares – lots of glue and wire.”  - November 1984

Bent Tree's logo float won first place during the 1984 Georgia Marble Festival parade

Bent Tree’s logo float won first place during the 1984 Georgia Marble Festival parade