Where the Wild Cacti Grow

This past weekend I went on a ranger led hike at one of my local Tennessee State Parks. And as I usually do when in the presence of someone who has studied extensively more about the natural world than I have, I learned several new things that I haven’t managed to pick up yet in... Continue Reading →

When It’s Iris Time in Tennessee

Iris in my front flower bed! It’s Iris time in Tennessee again! I get pretty ridiculously excited every year as it gets closer to time for my irises to start blooming. Late March to early April usually finds me on my knees in the flower bed studying to see if any bloom stalks are starting... Continue Reading →

Visiting Old Stone Fort

Last month I took a small road trip to check out another Tennessee State Park that I had never had the opportunity to visit before: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester, Tennessee.  It was a dreary, rainy fall day, but it still made for a beautiful, refreshing hike in the rain through the... Continue Reading →

Walking Through Tennessee

This fall I have decided to try and visit a few of Tennessee's beautiful state parks to enjoy my favorite season and watch the leaves of Tennessee change colors. As much as I love travel and have many places around the world I would love to explore, I have to think that middle Tennessee where... Continue Reading →

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