I’m giving myself a little present today and awarding Photo of the Day honors to me!
This shot was taken two summers ago in Georgia. No, not the state, but rather the former Soviet Republic. In case you’re wondering where that is, check out the mountains in the background. If you climb over them and descend to the other side, you will find yourself in Chechnya.
Fortunately there is a well protected border between Georgia and Chechnya and few problems spill over from that horrific conflict. This wasn’t so true in the past. Ancient guard towers such as the one in this photo are scattered throughout mountains passes in Georgia as the region has been sadly invaded numerous times throughout its existence.