Tag Archives: Tennessee

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence in a Garden

Although much of the U. S. (especially in the South) is blanketed with snow this week, many of us are dreaming of gardens lush and lovely.  Last spring, in Knoxville, one homeowner opened his garden during the Dogwood Arts Festival garden … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Clancy’s — repurposed and classy!

A recent Knoxville event, Chef’s Table Tour, came with a surprise . . . an unexpected one.  After strolling downtown sidewalks listening to bits of history from our guide, we ducked into Clancy’s Tavern & Whisky House ready for good food … Continue reading

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Beauty close to home: Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Sometimes we travel near and far in search of adventures and great places to see, but actually there’s grand beauty in East Tennessee that we sometimes take for granted.  Thus it was on a recent weekend that we headed north … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

This may sound a bit like the venerable Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities, but we actually have two happy places to submit to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge. Our foremost happy place is Knoxville, Tennessee, where we’ve … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Cades Cove, Tennessee, is glorious.  With 6800 acres of quiet, rolling, tucked-away land in the Great Smoky Mountains, the cove holds the widest variety of historic buildings of any national park, but it’s the rough-hewn, still-standing cabins that we love most. If … Continue reading

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The commanding gardens of Dr. Alan Solomon, a Dogwood Featured Garden 2015

(We are re-publishing this post from 2015 since Dr. Solomon’s garden will be open for touring as a Dogwood Arts Featured Garden again this year, 2017.  For more information on times and location, click here.) Perhaps one of the most … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

Why would you want to just stand and watch the motion when you can ride a horse and move like the wind?! Or run with the wind on Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge? Childhood = Constant Motion! Want to put … Continue reading

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Chalk one up for fun: Dogwoods Arts 2014 — Chalk Walk

We are republishing this post on the 2014 Dogwoods Arts Chalk Walk since the 2015 event will take place this Saturday, April 11.  After you see these fabulous designs in chalk, we know you’ll want to be there on Market … Continue reading

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Almost open: Dogwood Arts Festival 2015

April 1st is when it really opens up around here.  Tulips, daffodils, azaleas, and, of course, dogwoods — which bring on one of the loveliest festivals in the South:  the Dogwood Arts Festival.   It’s definitely not a one-day affair. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

One of the joys of driving the 11-mile loop through Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is stopping to watch the old mill wheel spin. Looking down the wooden sluice gives depth to the years-old process of … Continue reading

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