Cute Cottage on the Golf Course, includes 3 Car Garage

Click here to link to the listing information for 791 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree.  The 3 bedroom, 2 bath golf course home hit the market with an asking price of $165,000 and includes a detached 3 car garage.  One of the unique features of this property (a deck overlooking the 15th tee), isn’t mentioned in the listing details, but still exists, as far as I know (see picture below).

Unique viewing deck to watch the tee shots on Hole 15

Unique viewing deck to watch the tee shots on Hole 15

791 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

791 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Go Play

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

The weather was perfect for golf in Bent Tree, yesterday.  The photo above was taken from the cart path on Hole 16, looking towards Hole 17.  The photo below was taken from the fairway on Hole 10, looking towards the green (and the dogwoods).

April 20, 2018 - Hole 10, Bent Tree

April 20, 2018 – Hole 10, Bent Tree

Where there’s smoke…

…there’s fire pink and flame azalea.

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On Wednesday, while on a cart ride around the lake, I took a picture of the smoke from the brush fire as seen from the dam.  During that same cart ride I took photos of two native blooming plants, Flame Azalea” and Fire Pink”.  I’m always snapping pictures of whatever is blooming, and it just happened to be those two that caught my eye on the day of the fire.

April 18, 2018 - Flame azalea in Bent Tree

April 18, 2018 – Flame azalea in Bent Tree

April 18, 2018 - Fire pink in Bent Tree

April 18, 2018 – Fire pink in Bent Tree

 

 

Brush Fire on the Mountain

According to reports, it was a downed power line that sparked a brush fire in the Bella Vista / Shadowick area of Bent Tree yesterday afternoon.  Bent Tree Fire, Pickens County Fire, Big Canoe Fire, and the Georgia Forestry Commission are among those that fought the fire during windy conditions.  As of the writing of this post (about 9:15 Wednesday evening), the fire was reported to be under control in Bent Tree, no structures had been damaged, and personnel were going to monitor and chase any hot spots throughout the night. Unfortunately, the fire shifted towards the Monument Falls area, and was not under control in that area as of the writing of this post. Much appreciation to Bent Tree Fire, all the other participating fire departments, and to Bent Tree’s controller who posted fire status updates on the Bent Tree NextDoor website.

April 18, 2018 - smoke rising from the brush fire in Bent Tree

April 18, 2018 – smoke rising from the brush fire in Bent Tree, as seen from the Lake Tamarack dam

Pictures of the Quarry from the Last Two Years

There’s been a lot of talk about the new Quarry Park in Bent Tree.  Over the years, the quarry has been one of my favorite places to visit, to enjoy the peace and quiet, and the views. I’m not the only one who has enjoyed the area in the past.  From time to time, when I’ve been there, there have been people fishing, having picnics, hiking, and riding horses on the Quarry Trail.  Over the next week or so, I’ll try to find some of my past photos of wildflowers and wildlife at the quarry area. Here are a handful of my pictures of the views from 2016 and 2017.

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Buildable Lot in Bent Tree With Seasonal Long Range Views to the West

This 1.54 acre buildable lot is located near the back gate.  Click here to link to the listing information.  The asking price is $19,900.

1.54 acre lot on Grandview Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

1.54 acre lot on Grandview Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Now Blooming in Bent Tree

The wild azaleas are beautiful right now. If you look closely, you can see a bee in one of the flowers (click photo for larger image).

Rhododendron canescens  Piedmont azalea

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April 13, 2018 – wild azalea (and a bee) in Bent Tree – click photo for larger image