Remember when I wrote about the thrill of surprises… well, imagine my surprise when Jim and I were hiking in Chuck Swan a few days ago and happened upon a cluster of Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchids! They were right … 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
Until you move to the South, you don’t truly realize the subtle differences in culture, compared to Ohio where I come from. One of those differences is the place that Muscadine grapes hold in the hearts and taste buds of … Read the rest
We love to hop in the car on pretty days and take rides in the country. It is always nice to have a destination and we remembered a friend of ours telling us about the homestead of Sgt. Alvin C. … Read the rest