Category Archives: Woods & Mountains

Christmas Wreath Using Natural Found Objects

Christmas Wreaths – Naturally

Christmas Wreath Using Natural Found ObjectsIt’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 my own wreaths.  They are simple to do and cost nothing.  And I think they are prettier than anything I … [ Continue reading ... ]

2014 Forest Fire in Sharps Chapel TN

Forest Fires in Sharps Chapel

Wild Land Fires Are a Real Threat to Us All

Last Sunday I was outside working and a fire truck went by around 2:20 in the afternoon.  And then another one.  And another one.  All tolled — 8-9 fire trucks went by, numerous rescue squad units and a bull dozer!  Jim couldn’t stand it any longer and jumped in his … [ Continue reading ... ]

Chimney Rock at McCloud Mountain TN

McCloud Mountain and Chimney Rock – Truly Impressive

Cumberland Trail View near LaFollette TNJim Johnson on Cumberland Trail in TNI am loving this Tennessee weather!  A few days of cold followed by 60 degree days.  It is perfect for hiking and that is exactly what Jim and I did last Sunday.  We hiked a 6 mile section of the Cumberland Trail starting at the Tank Springs Trailhead.  I had done this last year in March (get details and [ Continue reading ... ]

Ijams River Boardwalk Hike

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Hiking Map (.pdf)
Ijams Event Calendar

I don’t try to document everything about a place that we visit, after all, I am not a paid travel writer.  But I do try to spread the news about those extra special places that Jim and I have discovered.  The Ijams River Boardwalk is one of those must see … [ Continue reading ... ]

Cumberland Trail View

Cumberland Trail | Tank Springs Trailhead in LaFollette

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Meeting new people has its perks.  I first met Libby Morgan when she did a write-up on me for the Union County Shopper News back in January.  We had a lot of things in common and one of them is exploring new places.

Somehow, the Cumberland Trail came up in our … [ Continue reading ... ]