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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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Alabama, Backyards, Central Alabama, Enviroment, Horticulture, Mountains, Photography, Picture of the Day, South, Spring

Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring ushered in very early this morning, so it’s official! Spring has sprung! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t have anymore cold weather. Nineteen years ago, right before spring ushered in we had the infamous Blizzard of `93. Yes, it was an honest to goodness blizzard in the Deep South. I had 24” of snow… Continue reading Backyard Trillium, 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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I’m a Little Teapot…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’m a Little Teapot… By Beverly Hicks Burch I might have mentioned it before, but I have a shared “affliction” with my little Momma…one she actually passed on to me. That affliction is a love of dishes and a desire to “collect” dishes. As Daddy says we have a lot of plunder in that department,… Continue reading I’m a Little Teapot…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Speeding Down a Country Road at 70 (sometimes) MPH, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Speeding Down a Country Road at 70 (sometimes) MPH By Beverly Hicks Burch Last week after spending some time with my folks we drove up to Asheville, NC. The portion of the drive between East Tennessee (where I was born) and Asheville is one of my favorite drives in the country. I had been dozing… Continue reading Speeding Down a Country Road at 70 (sometimes) MPH, 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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A New Week A Different Peak, by Beverly Hicks Burch

New Week, A Different Peak By Beverly Hicks Burch Technorati Tags: Travel,Health,Mountains,Scottsdale AZ,Fatigue,Photography Well, we’re back from our weekend jaunt up to the Grand Canyon…I’ll have more on that for you later. I have a new formula for you: Fatigue = One weekend + The Grand Canyon on a cane + a train ride +… Continue reading A New Week A Different Peak, by Beverly Hicks Burch