Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Anna Ruby Falls

I painted this little watercolor of "Anna Ruby Falls" on a little notecard to thank a friend for inviting us to their cabin in the north Georgia mountains. We hiked up to Anna Ruby Falls in Unicoi State Park. The falls are fed by underground springs. The land was purchased by a man named Colonel John Nichols after the Civil War and used to belong to the Cherokee Indians. When his wife and two infant sons died, he only had left one daugher named Anna Ruby. He named the twin falls after her. One of the falls drops 153 feet while the other drops 50 feet. It is a 1/2 mile hike up to see the falls. Check it out.