Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Phlox and Me, Me and Phlox

I love Phlox. It has been a part of my landscape ever since I moved to Paris Landing. It's just starting to bloom around the neighborhood but here are some of my favorite photos from the past.

It's wonderful in those hard to mow areas.

Up close in a back door garden.  Sure to bring a smile to visitors.

Or, go big! This is the front yard of my first home at Paris Landing.  I know my neighbors thought I was crazy when I spent months and months out there with a shovel rearranging rocks and planting things.  But it was all worth it.  The first Spring when all the Phlox, Ajuga, Daffodils and Azalea bloomed - well, it was breath taking.  It was a perfect fix for a hill that was impossible to mow.

If you need some Phlox, Ralph over at Homestead Garden & Gifts said they would be getting some soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Another Reason To Live At The Lake

New Study: 
Women Live Longer
If They Live
By Nature

Ladies, it is time to pack your bags, and head to the nearest mountain or lake! Apparently, Mother Nature is the elixir of life we’ve been craving for, a recent study has shown that women who live in nature live longer. Namely, the natural environment lowers stress and increase social and physical activity.
The study was conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and analyzed 108, 630 women for 8 years. During this time, 8, 604 women passed away, and scientists considered factors like age, smoking, race, and socioeconomic status.
The findings indicated that women who lived in the greenest surroundings had a lower mortality rate by 12% compared to women who lived in areas with less vegetation.
Moreover, women who lived in higher vegetated areas had a 34 percent lower rate of deaths due to respiratory issues, and a 13 perfect lower rate of deaths caused by cancer.
Researchers believe that these results are due to the fact that women surrounded by nature are less prone to depression and negative feelings, and are not exposed to the disastrous effects of noise, air pollution, chemicals, and even extreme heat.
“We were surprised to observe such strong associations between increased exposure to greenness and lower mortality rates. We were even more surprised to find evidence that a large proportion of the benefit from high levels of vegetation seems to be connected with improved mental health.”
Moreover, greenery offers them an opportunity to be more physically active and interact with each other. The time spent outdoors calms them and helps them reconnect with nature, greatly improving their mental health.
How much time do you spend outside every day?
You need to carve out some true quality time and enjoy it in nature, in order to improve your physical and mental health, and live longer!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

A perfect photo (by Deanna Cullen) of a perfect day on the lake.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Morning Walk In The Fall

Morning walk at Paris Landing before the rain moved in. Often times, folks are so busy looking at our beautiful Kentucky Lake, they forget the woods are nice too.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Blessing Of The Pets

Sunday, October 7 at 12:30 p.m. 
Antioch United Methodist Church
6118 West Antioch Road, Springville, TN 

- will have a service of Blessing For Pets. All pets and their people are invited. If your pet is not able to come but you would like to come and bring a picture of your pet to be blessed please do so. The service will be under the direction of Pastor Linda Hilliard. For additional information please call or text 731-707-0919.

From an earlier pet blessing, Madge Lawrence with her grandchildren(left to right) Tyler Lawrence, Joey Jones, Madge Lawrence, Shelley Jones, grand dogs Lola, Hank & Mary Jane.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Something A Little Different / Senior Photo Shoot At Old Bridge

My classmate from high school commented jokingly on a post wishing us to photograph her daughters seniors portraits. Just so happened we would be vacationing in the area soon. It would be my pleasure to photograph her gorgeous daughter. Jan was always available when I wanted to practice my camera skills back in the day. These are a few of my favorites from her session last week in Tennessee. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tulip Boat In Summer Time

The Tulip Boat in all it's Summer glory.

Thank you Kathi Stoffel for the photo.