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I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.

“I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ Taken between Townsend, TN and Cades Cove, TN Most of you know me as the BamaSteelMagnolia. And, there is a reason for that. For most of my life I’ve lived in… Continue reading I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.

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Old Cantilever Barn in Cades Cove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

One of my most favorite places on Earth is Cade’s Cove up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. East Tennessee is where I was born and it is where my “roots” are. When I see mountains, my heart soars and sings and it’s why I built my house where I built… Continue reading Old Cantilever Barn in Cades Cove, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains there is a little hamlet called Townsend, TN. It is part of my ancestral roots. My Daddy was born there and his daddy before him and so on and so on. The Hicks Family and the Walker family and the Dunn family were Blount County residents for generations.… Continue reading God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Cool Water, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cool Water By Beverly Hicks Burch During spring, my mind and heart always seem to yearn for “home”…the mountains. To me there’s just nothing a peaceful as wandering the back roads up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and sometimes even wandering up into the mountains. You just never know what wonderful natural marvel… Continue reading Cool Water, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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No Place Like Home…In More Ways Than One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

No Place Like Home…in More Ways Than One By Beverly Hicks Burch Why are we so stupid when we’re young? We spend wasted time…days, months even years pursuing the hubris of youth. Time is spent on things that in the grander scheme of life mean absolutely nothing in the long run. We can never, never… Continue reading No Place Like Home…In More Ways Than One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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You Don’t Say, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You Don’t Say By Beverly Hicks Burch I am a hard sell. I don’t know if it’s the Scotch-Irish in me, or a touch of Cherokee. It could even be the frugal German. Better yet, a throw back to the East Tennessee Mountain roots that run deep through my veins. They were hardy, independent, self-reliant… Continue reading You Don’t Say, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Reggie & Bev’s Excellent Adventure, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Reggie & Bev’s Excellent Adventures By Beverly Hicks Burch Well, you’ve seen the pictures, now you’ll hear the story about Memorial Day weekend. Reggie, yes that’s Tall & Handsome, aka hubby, and I were very busy that weekend. Let me give you a little insider info here. When you live with disabilities, you learn about… Continue reading Reggie & Bev’s Excellent Adventure, by Beverly Hicks Burch