Visit an isolated place hidden back in the wilderness mountains of the Cumberland Plateau that used to be a bustling logging and mining town beside a main railroad here in Tennessee.
Posted January 15, 2013 at 11:41 AM
After the drab days of winter, spring is so welcome. This time of the year is filled with anticipation each day wondering what else has popped out of the ground during the night as the earth warms up and slowly takes on the vivid green of springtime along with watching the process of fragile buds slowly opening into breath taking blooms. Frogs start to croak as masses of froggie eggs slowly float just beneath the surface of the pond to hatch out into tadpoles.
First comes the crocus breaking through the frozen earth with their colorful blooms.
Then the daffodils and forsythia bushes with their bright yellow blooms adding sunshine to even the most dreary day..,
stately tulips and matching phlox that make the bees go crazy..,
rows of multicolored iris along the picket fence..,