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
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
It’s time to decorate for Christmas. Since we have a log cabin, I like to keep the exterior decorations simple — keeping with the style of the home. The last few years, I have settled into a pattern of making … Read the rest
It’s funny how you can hear about things to do. If you keep your ears open, there are really a lot of things going on in or around Sharps Chapel.
Case in point – at the Sunset Bay Annual meeting … Read the rest
I’ve mentioned many times that Jim and I frequently go out into our woods and do forest conservation. We did not always know what to do, and we are still learning, but it is easy enough to get started. There … Read the rest
I love to read non-fiction and I love nature, so when I found this new book in the library, I was so excited. It is called Seeing Trees – Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo. … Read the rest
I’d been seeing these tall trees with abundant seed pod clusters in the woods here in Sharps Chapel in Eastern TN and along the side of the road but it wasn’t