Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Outdoor Living On The Lake

Over the years I've posted a lot of photos from this property overlooking Kentucky Lake.  It belongs to a friend of mine, Kathi Stofel.  Kathi takes her interior decorating skills outside to create interesting and cozy outdoor living areas.

A dining area for six on a deck feels like it's in the tree tops.  

A narrow side yard was turned into paved room with a pergola and retaining walls for plants.  The walls are just tall enough to sit on.

One end of the side yard has a secluded niche complete with a small table, wall art and even a mirror.
   You have to pay attention. Kathi has all sorts of interesting decorating touches. 

I love a well decorated yard that shows off the unique lifestyle of living at the lake.  I hope this serves as inspiration for you.  

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Walk In The Park

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It was a beautiful morning for a walk in the picnic area at Paris Landing State Park.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Have A Safe & Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone takes a moment today remember the soldiers who died to ensure our freedom.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Paris Landing State Park Pool To Open For Season Saturday

Buchanan, Tenn.–The pool at Paris Landing State Park opens for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26.
Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.WednesdaySunday. Admission is $5 per person ages two years and older. Pool passes are available for $115 per family and $55  per individual. Passes can be purchased at the park office during business hours.
Swimming lessons are offered June 12-22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.TuesdayFriday. The fees are $50  per child; $90 for two children from the same household; $25 per child with a pool pass; and $45 for two children from the same household with a pool pass.
Water aerobics classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 26-July 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The fee is $32 per person and $16 per person with a pool pass.
The pool is available for rent for $100 for two hours and $45 for an additional hour. Call the park office at (731) 641-4465 for more information.
There is a public swimming area on Kentucky Lake. There are no lifeguards on duty. A picnic area and restrooms are nearby. On July 4, the swim beach area closes at noon to allow for preparation for the fireworks display at 9 p.m.
More information can be found at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/paris-landing.
Photo, from left: Sam Sulcer, Kelly Conger, Jon Sulcer, Holly Buffington, Trent Wilson, Manning Boley, Jackson McCormick.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Roses Are Blooming At Paris Landing - You've Got To Stop & Smell The Roses

The roses are blooming in Paris Landing.  Thanks to John Peddy for the gorgeous photo!
This song is perfect for Paris Landing.  There is a link below if you would like to listen to it.

Stop and Smell the Roses-
Mac Davis
Hey Mister
Where you going in such a hurry
Don't you think it's time you realized
There's a whole lot more to life than work and worry
The sweetest things in life are free
And there right before your eyes
You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way
Before you went to work this morning in the city 
Did you spend some time with your family
Did you kiss your wife and tell her that she's pretty
Did you take your children to your breast and love them tenderly
You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way
Did you ever take a walk through the forest
Stop and dream a while among the trees
Well you can look up through the leaves right straight to heaven
You can almost hear the voice of God
In each any every breeze
You got to Stop and Smell the Roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the Roses along the way
You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way
Songwriters: Carl Severinsen / Mac Davis
Stop and Smell the Roses lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Let's Go Kayaking!

Love this Kayak photo from Buchanan Resort. 
This weather is perfect for kayaking! Call us to rent one today at 731-642-7708! 🌞

Friday, April 27, 2018

Annual Yard Sale & Hot Dog Extravanganza

Antioch United Methodist Church
3116 W. Antioch Rd.
Springville, TN
May 5

Yard Sale
8:00 am until 2:00 pm
Lots of bargains!

Antioch Special Jumbo Hotdogs, chips and drinks,
From 10:00 a.m until 1:30 p.m.
The hot dogs will be grilled by hot dog griller extraordinaire, Don Vaupel!

I Think I Saw A Wabbit!

Rabbits!  They are everywhere this time of year.  These are a few of my favorites.  

I found this little bunny hiding out at Homestead Gift & Garden.
Apparently he really loves Petunias.

Anne's Rabbit
... just loves purple Homestead Verbena

Flopsy and Mopsy live in my backyard. 
Spring, when the Phlox blooms is their favorite time of year.

This is my very favorite.  Our granddaughter, Addie a few years ago with Flopsy and Mopsy.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Happy Monday Morning!

Happy Monday everyone!! This week is going to be beautiful! Safe travels to all of our fisherman checking in this week! 😊🌷☀️🎣
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Peacefully Unknown Neighbors

"Peacefully Unknown Neighbors"
By Mike Wilson
"This picture is of Donnie and Donna Winchester from a few years ago.  They were spending one of many sunny afternoons enjoying the lake and each other's peaceful company while in the foreground a resting squirrel munches on a snack.  Neither was aware of the other but I captured them co-existing among God's creation.  Donnie has since passed."  from Mike Wilson

I love this photo.  There is so much you can read into it.  The peaceful connection between the squirrel and the Winchesters is the most obvious. 

What I love the most is the look on the Winchesters faces.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen this look - folks just staring at the waters of Kentucky Lake, relaxed, comfortable and peaceful.  And you wonder how many years they've been coming to this same spot or another overlooking the lake, just to sit, look and be at peace.

And from a personal standpoint, it makes me remember that I started coming to the lake when I was about eight years old and now that I'm in my sixties - I'm still in awe of this beautiful lake.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Food Sharing

Antioch United Methodist Church at 3116 West Antioch Road is planning a food sharing on Saturday, March 31st from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
This is for persons living within five miles of the church who would otherwise not be able to have a good meal on Easter Sunday.
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER. 731-644-1814 Please leave your name and phone number clearly on the answering machine at the church. We will call you back before the food sharing. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28!!!!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Did You Know - Emergency Food Pantry

If you live in the Paris Landing area and have a need for food in an emergency Antioch United Methodist has an emergency food pantry to share that can get you by for a few days. Call 731-644-1814 and leave a message. Please leave your name and phone number clearly. We will call you back. — at Antioch United Methodist Church.

Love My Neighborhood

Monday, January 15, 2018

Another Winter View

A Paris Landing landmark ~ The Rice Barn
Thanks to Cindy Rice and Alissa Rice Parrish for the photo.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Winter View

Living at the Lake when the weather is like this can be a little challenging - but ...
It Is So Worth It! 

This is one of my very favorite Lake views.  It's in Lakehill Beach Estates and faces straight down the Big Sandy River.  Thanks to Janice Frame for the photos.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy January

Happy January everyone!

The Lake is freezing!

Thanks to Kathi Stofel for the beautiful photo.