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
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
Sometimes the littlest things brighten up your day. Such was the case when I was out walking and saw this darling tiny mailbox filled to the max with letters to Santa.
I have it on very good authority that Santa … Read the rest