Friday, June 14, 2019

Happy Weekend

Great photo from Buchanan Resort.

Flying Old Glory today! Have a fun & safe weekend everyone!

Monday, June 10, 2019

A Bridge Going No Where

This story was originally published 1/22/14 - worth posting again.

There are a lot of unique things about Paris Landing, but one of the things we have that you may not find anywhere else is a bridge that goes nowhere.


So ... here's the scoop.



A unique view of the new McWherter Bridge seen through the old Fitzhugh Bridge
by Paris Landing artist Lee Owenby


It's scary to think this old bridge was actually two lanes.
Just imagine two big old trucks passing each other on this.

The old bridge is located inside Paris Landing State Park.

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
Surrounded
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