Tennessee Beauty

The Great State
From the mountains in the east to the the plains of the west, Tennessee is full of natural beauty. There are lush forests full of adorable and majestic animals, crystal clear creeks that flow down the mountan side, furtile valleys with gardens and farms, and flat plains that stretch as far as your eyes can see. Parks like Fall Creek Falls and Rock City showcase Tennessee's natural beauty and allow familys to safely experience it up close. Tennessee also has man-made attractions like the Chattanooga Aquarium, Dollywood, and beautiful cabins in the Smoky Mountains. Tennessee also has a lot of history. Places like Cades Cove and the Trail of Tears are open to the public to be explored.

Mountain View Smoky Mountians Wednesday, October 24, 2018
A few days ago, my family went to Cloudland Canyon in northern Georgia. The first trail that we hiked was very short, andled us to a pond. There was a small observation deck about 50 feet away. We climbed up and looked around and then headed back the way we came. We took another trail that led us to the main overlook. While it's not technically Tennessee, the majority of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in Tennessee. The mountains are one of my favorite parts of living in Tennessee. Having the freedom to go hiking and see the world from above is priceless. You can choose shorter, intermediate trails so you can share the joy and beauty of nature with your kids, or you can take a longer and more extrenuous path for excercize or just take it slow and spend some time in nature. The mountains are always there and it always means something to me when I see them. Either far away and blue or up close and personal the mountains have always given me a sense of comfort. They have been here for thousands of years, and won't be going anywhere any time soon. I love to hike year round. In the fall the crisp, cool air on the moutain top is so refrehing, it wakes my soul. In winter Rock City has beutiful light displays and the cold night air on the mountains paired with a cup of hot cocoa is perfect. In spring the breeze blows blossoms out of the trees and petals rain down like their own kind of spring shower. In summer the cool water in the creek perfectly contrasts the heat of the sun never leaving you too hot or too cold, and whie you're basking in the sun's rays you can snack on sweet, wild blckberries. The mountains have always been home, and will be for the rest of my life. They make me feel connected to God and bring back wonderful childhood memries. Tennessee truly is a wonderful place. -Tennessee Beauty

Beginning of Autumn Beginning of Autumn Monday, October 29, 2018
Tennessee is in the south east so traditionally we get warm weather for most of the year. This fall seems to be breaking this tradition seeing that since the end of September most people have been wearing long sleeves and jackets. Right now it it's a chilling 43 degrees outside. In the north that may not be a big deal, but to someone who is accustomed to 60 degree lows in December, it might as well be snowing. We are long overdue for a blizzard, so hopefully it will only get colder from here. Here's to a white Christmas. -Tennessee Beauty

GO VOLS It's Always A Great Day To Be A Tennessee Vol Monday, November 19, 2018
The Tennessee Volunteers get a lot of hate. Even in Tennessee you will find many people who are all too ready to jump on the "Tennessee sucks, roll tide" bandwagon. You'll also find people who claim they don't like football and "Tennessee sucks anyway" until Tennessee wins a game. Then they're throwing on whatever orange they have and posting "Go Vols :P" on social media. It's always a good day to support your home team. Not only when they're winning; not only when they're playinga team you hate; not only when everyone else is doing it; rain or shine, it's always a good day to be a Tennessee Volunteer. -Tennessee Beauty
winter wonderland Winter Wonderland Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tennessee schools have been out or delayed for two days this week due to snow, sleet, and ice. Tennessee usually gets a late winter if at all. The blizzard of 1993 hit in early March. This weather is unusually cold, it's been below freezing for a few days now, and it's only getting colder from here. Fingers crossed for snow on Christmas Day. Stay warm. - Tennessee Beauty