Category Archives: Nature

After the Rains

I took a stroll in the backyard just before dusk the other night after some late afternoon rain showers.  The frogs were creating their symphony chorus (and quite loudly I might add!) and the first few lightning bugs were starting … Continue reading

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Out in Nature Hiking Bryant Grove Trail

Hubby and I recently returned to a trail we’ve hiked in the past, called the Bryant Grove Trail located in Long Hunter State Park near Nashville, Tennessee.  It’s a good trail if you like solitude while hiking (we do) as … Continue reading

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Backyard Visitor

Yesterday, while standing in the kitchen getting ready to cook dinner, hubby walked up to the sink to wash his hands.  A minute later, I noticed him straining to see something out the kitchen window.  Finally, he said, “Is that … Continue reading

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Ozone Falls

Hubby and I recently visited the beautiful Ozone Falls in Rockwood, Tennessee (near Crossville, Tennessee).  Ozone falls is a 43-acre natural area.  The falls plunge 110 feet below into a greenish-blue rock pool.  Hubby and I went with the intention … Continue reading

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It’s Another Boy for April the Giraffe!

Have you heard the news?  Yes, April the giraffe had her baby this morning!  Isn’t he adorable?  I was up watching the live cam late last night and into the wee hours of the morning as April began pacing and … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From Watching a Giraffe Cam

Are any of you watching and awaiting the birth of April the Giraffe’s fifth calf?  She’s due at any time.  I’ve been glued to the Animal Adventure Park live cam AGAIN and swore I’d never let myself get addicted to it … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Go Away

The “weather people” are saying we’ve had 13 1/2 inches of rain since February 1st.  That’s a whole lot of rain folks!  We even broke a 139 year rain record for this area.  I’ve lived in Tennessee all my life, … Continue reading

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