April in Nashville, Tennessee

I met Marge decades ago at work in Nashville, when I was in my twenties. We hit it off, and she invited me home for dinner. For the next few years (until I moved to Florida), I was often sitting at the kitchen table with her and her family. Her oldest was a cute 10 year old named Teri. Needless to say time has flown, and Teri is now a grandmother. She’s a great help to her mother who is now in her eighties.

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Nashville June Gardens

Happy 4th of July to All Americans! Photos are courtesy of my friends Marge and her daughter Terri who live in the greater Nashville area. Thank you!

Back many years ago in my 20’s, I lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and met a wonderful lady at work named Marge. I was just out of college my second year while Marge had been married since high school graduation and had 3 children. She invited me home to dinner and the rest is history. We’ve been friends through the decades and are both retired. Her eldest child is Terri who is a grandmother herself now. We’ve visited Terri’s garden quite a few times, but today we’ll start with a few shots of Marge’s garden around her deck.

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Terri’s February Backyard

All photos are courtesy of my friend Terri who lives just outside Nashville, Tennessee.

If you’ve seen other photos from Terri’s backyard, you may remember her bird feeders and her sightings of deer. Today are a collection of animal visits she captured in the month of February. I always look forward to her photos. Let’s start off with a hungry raccoon who dropped by the bird feeder. He worked very hard to achieve his goal.

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Deer Family In Terri’s Backyard

My friend Terri lives in her home in Tennessee and often shares her photos of flowers and backyard visitors. Back in the spring, I shared Terri’s Spring Flowers. In May she shared her summer garden. Today she is sharing her deer family that occasionally comes to visit. She said she hadn’t seen them in a while and was so happy all three came. Terri puts out feed for birds, squirrels, and deer. Her home backs up to woods. Right now Terri is worrying about the deer as hunting season is starting soon. She’d love to hide the deer.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park


When I was 5 years old, my family moved from Mobile, Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico to the mountains of east Tennessee. I was so excited to see mountains. If you have driven through Alabama, you know land around the Gulf is very flat.  I was used to beaches and water not mountains and forests.  That first visit to the Smokies is burned into my memory. My brother and I hung our heads out of the car windows with our mouths open.  We wanted to “taste” clouds as we drove in the mist up to the top of mountains. I returned to the park many times throughout my childhood and into my young adult years.  I love living in Florida now, but my heart beats faster every time I drive the interstate up to Tennessee and see the mountains. Today let’s visit the most visited national park in the United States, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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