Archive for April, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Sunset on Mt. Nebo

April 6, 2012

Sunset on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. March 28, 2011.

 

 

 

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This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

As many of you know, Betsy and I love Mt. Nebo in Arkansas.  We’ve gone there at least once each year for several years now, always staying in the same cabin.  When we go in February or March, we can enjoy the sunsets from the patio of the cabin.  I took this picture at sunset in March of last year.

More Daffodils

April 4, 2012

Breck's Colossal Daffodil, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 6, 2012.

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All of our daffodils have now bloomed and it makes us feel that Spring is here to stay.  I’ve shared some of our daffodils on two earlier posts (HERE and HERE) and am sharing four more here.

Breck’s Colossal has a large yellow trumpet surrounded by yellow petals.  I had this daffodil in our yard when I lived in Ohio before moving down here, and it was one of the first we planted when we moved here to the Glade.

Dad Adams Daffodils, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 13, 2012.

My Dad gave us these narcissus when we first moved to the Glade.  They’ve spread very nicely in our big rock garden and in a couple of other locations in the yard.  We don’t know the name of these flowers, so we just refer to them as Dad Adams Daffodils.

Mount Hood Daffodil, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 13, 2012.

Mount Hood is another daffodil with large blossoms, but these have white petals and a white trumpet.  This is another daffodil we’ve had for quite some time.

Pink Radiance Daffodil, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 13, 2012.

Pink Radiance Daffodil is a new daffodil for us this year.  It’s a double daffodil and very pretty, although the trumpet looks more orange than pink.

Our World: Cane Creek Twin Falls

April 2, 2012

Cane Creek Twin Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. March 8, 2010.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

The Smokies are a beautiful treat any time of the year.  Many people prefer to visit in October when the autumn color is at a peak.  But if a person likes water, Spring is a great time to visit.  These pictures were taken in March along Little River Road.

Betsy and I learned about Cane Creek Twin Falls from an internet search.  The falls can be seen from the road, but are easy to miss, especially since the left-hand fall is very small and hard to see.  I’ve added a couple of arrows to help you find that stream of water.

Fortunately the right-hand fall is larger and easier to see.  But to be completely honest, the best thing about this waterfall is the clear, emerald-green water of Little River as it flows past the site.