A month or so ago, I was hiking with my friend Beth on a trail near Norris Dam to gather bittersweet for use in making wreaths. Beth is a great naturalist and pointed out something high up in the trees … Read the rest
Jim and I were pulling into our driveway a few nights ago and our headlights picked up a small animal making its way from our lawn into the tree line of the nearby woods.
At first I thought it … Read the rest
Last week, I attended the kick-off meeting of the new Sharps Chapel Neighborhood Watch (5th District), chaired by Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding and five of his deputies. The police support was most impressive, as was the community support in … Read the rest
We have a cat. We have not had a pet for 45 years (yes I know that makes us a minority life form on the planet we call Earth), so because this is such a rare occurrence, please bear with … Read the rest
Not everyone likes surprises — even good surprises.
Hard to believe? Well, have you ever suggested a birthday gift idea to your spouse instead of leaving it up to them to surprise you? I rest my case.
I have since … Read the rest
Around this time of year Jim likes to reminisce and share that the first word he ever learned from his mother was P-I-E. If you knew his mother, this is not surprising. She was an excellent cook and she baked … Read the rest
You don’t have to be walking in the woods or through difficult terrain to see interesting and new animals. Today, here in Sharps Chapel, TN, I spotted a bright orange spider that I had never seen before walking on my … Read the rest
Two weeks ago, on October 25th, Jim and I decided to take a short 3-4 mile hike at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (on the Cumberland Gap TN town side, not the Middlesboro KY side). It is one of our … Read the rest