On March 9, the water level of Norris Lake was at 1000 elevation (full summer pool is 1020). It was warm enough to take the kayak out and this time I decided to do a little backwoods exploring. My destination … Read the rest
Have you ever gone hunting for morel mushrooms? I haven’t…yet. They do grow in Tennessee and I was curious to know when the season … Read the rest
Jim spotted a beautiful Northern Flicker woodpecker out on the pear tree in the field today. Magnificent.
Distinguishing features are yellow … Read the rest
This evening, around 9 pm, Jim and I were walking back to the house after enjoying a campfire. We looked down and saw lots of lightning bugs in the grass. We did not think much of it except that … Read the rest
There is a bird nest in the eaves of our back porch. If it was up to Jim, he’d knock it down because they leave messy bird do on the deck, but … Read the rest
I took a ride into Tazewell this afternoon to drop off some window screens to get the screens repaired. It was a … Read the rest
April 8, 2012 — The island on Norris Lake that has Day Marker 23 is awash with color! Yellow flowers all along the shoreline and into the water surround the island, which is still accessible via a land bridge that … 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
Newt or Salamander? Yes!
Jim and I were taking a hike after a rain in late April and were delighted to come across this bright orange salamander with red spots – not just one, but five separate … Read the rest