Join out hostess with the mostess, Susan, A Southern Daydreamer, to find many posts filled with outdoor beauty!
My husband and I spent most of the last couple of weeks in east Tennessee after my father had a heart attack. We spent every day for a week at the hospital - and you know how tiring and stressful that can be. When Dad came home we worked around the house for a couple of days and then the two of us spent a day in the mountains. My parents live just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park so it's stunningly beautiful all year round. The mountains in winter look completely different than in warm months. I miss being able to hop in the car and drive a mere minutes to be be in the middle of complete beauty. Michigan has it's own claims to fame, but we don't have mountains! I snapped some pictures as we drove and went to a few of our favorite places in the park.
Tennessee has actually had winter this year and more than the usual few weeks. The water that streams out of the rocks continuously froze, creating strange looking shapes - natural works of art!
The deer are plentiful in the Cove and because hunting is against the law, those gorgeous, graceful creatures come very close.
John Oliver II was a minister at the Primitive Baptist Church. The church and graveyard are beautiful.
Now...I just have to mention one of my very favorite blogs, Miss Gracie's House and suggest that you stop by for some serious inspiration! Rene and her husband purchased a 100 year old farmhouse and are in the process of making it a beautiful home. To entice you further, Rene has recently published her 300th post and she is having a give-a-way to celebrate. Stop by Miss Gracie's soon!