Find the Snake

There’s a nonvenomous black rat snake in the photo below. Click the thumbnails, below the first picture, to see a series of photos of the snake, taken over about 10 minutes.  Click here and here for previous posts about this type of snake.

May 31, 2018 - There's a snake in this picture.  Click the first thumbnail below to find out where it is.

May 31, 2018 – There’s a snake in this picture. Click the first thumbnails below for more pics.

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Eight Weeks

It’s been eight weeks since the launch of Bent Tree’s new website.   As of yesterday, there were still no minutes for any of the monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, and no monthly budget reports available on the website.

Until seven years ago, meeting minutes and budget reports were printed in the monthly Echo newsletter.  In 2011, the decision was made to post them to the official Bent Tree website instead of including them in the Echo.  According to an article in the February 2011 Echo, the reasoning was “These are old news by the time the Echo can print them. They are all available promptly on the website (…”.



It Bears Repeating…The Bear With a Bird’s Eye View


This is a repeat of a post from six years ago. I’m still amazed at how high in the tree the bear was that day.  I haven’t been lucky enough to see a bear so far this year…I need to remember to look up!

When you’re hiking in Bent Tree, be aware of what is on the ground and up in the trees. Look closely at the following picture and you will see a black bear way up in a tree. Below that are pictures of the bear coming down the tree (click on thumbnails for larger images).

June 30, 2012 – Bear getting a bird’s eye view of Bent Tree


Snail Trail

Snails made their own trail on a sign at the Beaver Run Trail.  It looked like they were following following the leader, single file.

May 23, 2018 - Snail Trail in Bent Tree

May 23, 2018 – Snail Trail in Bent Tree


“Mountain living at it’s best!”

Click here to link to the listing information for 794 Mulligan Way in Bent Tree.  The 3 bed, 3 bath golf course home hit the market with an asking price of $279,000.  The log cabin includes a master on the main with a private screened porch.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

794 Mulligan Way in Bent Tree (listing photo)

794 Mulligan Way in Bent Tree (listing photo)

“You’ll find complete serenity on Thunder Ridge”

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree just hit the market with an asking price of $850,000.  The 5 bed, 4 bath custom home sits on over 4½ acres that includes a waterfall and views to Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain. Pictures weren’t available at the time of this post, but should be included in the listing soon.  The property backs up to a large area of Bent Tree’s green space, which in turn backs up to a green space buffer in Big Canoe.  Click here to link to the listing information.

407 thunder ridge

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree is surrounded by plenty of green space



Five Hats in the Ring

Monday (May 21) was the deadline for BTCI members to submit their intent to run for seats on the Bent Tree Board of Directors (term 2019-2021).  There are five candidates for the three spots. so there will be a traditional election.  Last year, there were only three candidates, so they were seated by acclamation.