Alabama, Birth, Cades Cove, Central Alabama, Daddy, East Tennessee, East Tennessee Fire, East Tennessee Heritage, Family, Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Fire, genealogy, Grief, Home, Memories, Momma, Mountains, Nature, Ogle, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day

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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Like Stars that Cling to Fairies Wands, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“There is a Music of Immaculate love, That breathes within the virginal veins of Spring; And trillium blossoms, like stars that cling To Fairies wands…” ~ Madison Julius Cawein ~ Immaculate love. You might be asking what is that exactly? Well, simply put it means love without stain or without blemish. You might go a… Continue reading Like Stars that Cling to Fairies Wands, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Forest Primeval, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"This is forest primeval” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~ Sometime back I shared a photograph with you I had taken on a stroll down the path on the property at the back of my parent’s home. They own a few acres and Mom has a little path she has kept down just for that purpose…strolling and… Continue reading Forest Primeval, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Perfect Soul Mates, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“How coffee and cold winter mornings are two of the best soul mates who ever did find each other.” ~ Terrie Guillmets ~ How do 70 degrees December days sound to you? Well, we’ve had a few of them lately, but never fear they are not for these climes for long. Our top notch meteorologist… Continue reading Perfect Soul Mates, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Autumn Burned Brightly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~ Faith Baldwin ~ My Tall & Handsome took today’s picture the other day on our drive through Washington Valley. It had been a drizzly, overcast day. A few areas actually had sleet that day. A perfect day for a… Continue reading Autumn Burned Brightly, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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It Speaks Bliss to Me, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the autumn tree” ~ Emily Bronte ~ There is a place very close to where I live called Washington Valley. I had never taken Tall & Handsome to this favorite spot of mine, so while we were out the other day we ventured that way. It was… Continue reading It Speaks Bliss to Me, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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One Autumnal Face, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace ; As I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~ John Donne ~ It may just be me, but fall has been spectacular and brilliant this year! In this season of thankfulness, here is but one reason I am content and happy to live where I live.… Continue reading One Autumnal Face, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Welcome to Fall, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been a very busy time around our household. And, we’re entering a time of the year when things get even busier. This week in particular we’ve been as busy as a one armed wall paper hanger (as the old timer use to say). But, I just so happened to have my camera with me… Continue reading Welcome to Fall, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Summer in the South and a Big Ol’ Shady Porch, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Does anything say summer in the South like a big ol’ shady front porch? Add to that a bright sunny day and red, white and blue and you’ve just got an all American day. We were glad to be able to finally recapture this half of the porch back. The barn swallows finally hatched (all… Continue reading Summer in the South and a Big Ol’ Shady Porch, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Dappled Lane, by Beverly Hicks Burch

My parents live on the same little mountain top in Alabama that I do. As a matter of fact we all moved up here several years ago because it reminded us of our roots back in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. You know that old saying “you can take the boy out of the… Continue reading Dappled Lane, by Beverly Hicks Burch