Postponed: Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Staving off those Social Distancing Blues

Interesting times, right? Everything around us seems to be closing and a lot of what was on TV, like sporting events and tournaments, is just not there . . . at least for the short term. In Knoxville, we find schools closed, church services suspended, and events canceled or postponed like the St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Travel theme: Big Orange Sugar

When this week’s travel theme from Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? appeared in my mailbox, I immediately thought of a fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library called The Great Cake Bake, celebrating books and the host of the event: the University of Tennessee.  With that in mind, I searched my photo bank, and here are three […]

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Travel theme: Flowers in the Rain

We didn’t have to travel far to accept the challenge posed on Ailsa’s blog, Where’s My Backpack.  In fact, it was a treat to combine our usual morning walk with this week’s rain theme and a reason to stop and look closely at flowers along the way.     From Southern magnolias in all their splendor . . […]

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Sidewalk Magic: Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2015

Because so many people look forward to the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk each year, we’re republishing this post featuring some of the amazing art from Chalk Walk 2015.  The 2017 event will be held at Market Square Knoxville on Saturday, April 1 — all day! For the seventh year in a row, artists (professional, novice, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Local color at Oakes Farm

It’s our guess that all across America this time of year farmers are busy.  (Well, aren’t they always?)  It’s just that instead of being consumed by harvest chores and all, they’re leading folks through corn mazes, selling apple cider, and putting kids on tractors “to get their picture took!” At least that’s how it is […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

This week’s WordPress Daily Post photo challenge began with a quote from Wendell Berry:  “The Earth is what we all have in common” and ended with a request for writers to share their vision of glorious Mother Earth.  Well, even though we all have earth in common, it seems to us that some people just […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Every spring I look forward to seeing the one flowering tree I have behind my house come into its own.  With just a bit of nudging, my glorious White Star White Magnolia bursts forth before any other of its kin have even awakened from winter slumber. But not this year.  You see, winter in our […]

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