My World: Grassy Cove

Grassy Cove, Tennessee.  July 18, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Grassy Cove is a pretty area south of Crossville.  Our favorite back road south and east of our house takes us through the cove and we have often remarked about how pretty it is.  So when we had the opportunity to take a driving exploration of Grassy Cove, we set off to see what we could see.

Grassy Cove is a natural sinkhole and is one of the largest in the United States, measuring roughly 3 miles wide and 5 miles long.  Grassy Cove is listed as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.

An old barn on a farm in Grassy Cove, Tennessee. July 18, 2010.

Grassy Cove is rural with many small farms.  I like the old barn on this farm.  The mountain and sky in the background is pretty neat as well.

A mountain barn, Grassy Cove, Tennessee. July 18. 2010.

We didn’t see a house around this barn, but even with the patched roof it presents a great picture of rural Tennessee.

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17 Responses to “My World: Grassy Cove”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Such peaceful scenes in your photos George. We love to ride through the country too.

  2. Hilda Says:

    I always thought sinkholes had water. Learn something new everyday…

    And you’re absolutely right: this is such a pretty area!

  3. Sandra Says:

    unbelievalbe to see all this beauty and it is in a sinkhole. not like the ones we have here in florida

  4. imac Says:

    I too enjoyed your Sunday Jaunt

  5. Mary Says:

    You and Betsy both had nice photos of these little town. A beautiful scenic area.

  6. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautiful rural area. I think I am moving there. LOL
    I am going to have to do some research on this Grassy Cove. Love it!! MB

  7. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    This looks like a very peaceful place to spend an afternoon.Thanks for sharing these images.

  8. Kathy Ariano Says:

    Defines ‘bucolic’, doesn’t it?

  9. happyone Says:

    Some beautiful scenery. Looks nice and peaceful. Love the barns!

  10. ewok1993 Says:

    so beautiful and scenic. i never knew of a sinkhole before.

  11. Sey Says:

    looks so fresh and it’s so clean. it’s nice to know that there are some places which aren’t polluted yet!

  12. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    A giant sinkhole that’s a landmark? How strange! And too pretty for a sinkhole!

  13. Tootie Says:

    That was a beautiful drive! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  14. Cheryl Says:

    What fun to explore the back roads. Have always enjoyed doing that. Saturday my oldest son and I followed a few around here and had a nice time. But I forgot my camera!

  15. Karin Says:

    Great idea to explore your own ‘back yard’ as it were! Lovely scenery! So pastoral!

  16. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Very cool views of home.

  17. Rose Says:

    You have just taken me home again….I just saw Betsy’s post from this day and felt almost as if I had been home!

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