Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I always like a good American Flag display and lately the folks around Paris Landing have really been outdoing themselves.  Here's a few I think are particularly nice.

In Russwood

At Eagles Rest in Russwood

At Sweetvalley

Shady Crest
Elephants and flags seem to be new theme.

Hunter Lane
Another Elephant.  This one seems to be particularly happy under her flag.

This one in Pine Point should win a flag for being the largest.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weather Report

One of the nice things about living in the country versus the big city, you can always see the sky.

Cotton Candy Clouds

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Grand Opening Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

To follow the Willdlife Refuge on Facebook click here.

They have a beautiful website at  and you can join for as little as $15.00.

Monday, July 14, 2014

"The Fog Comes On Little Cat Feet"

by Carl Sandburg

The fog comes on little cat feet.
It sits looking over harbor and city,
on silent haunches and then moves on.

Or ...

It engulfs you.

To see more photos of fog on the lake you can click on "Fog" in the label section in
the right column of this page.  

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summertime And The Living Is Easy

"It's summertime and the living is easy.  Fish are jumping and the cotton is high."  Well, I'm not sure about the cotton, but everything else is true.

The weather this summer has been perfect for the laid back, slow moving life style that folks in my neighborhood seem to enjoy.  It's been hot, but not too hot.  We've had rain, but not too much or too little.  Everyone's gardens seem to be doing great.

A few of July 4th visitors turning the lake into a mixing bowl.

The crowds from July 4th have all gone back to their cities and my neighbors have reclaimed our lake. And yes, the fish are jumping.  Fishing this summer has been great as evidenced by this nice catch John Peddy over at Sweetvalley Cabin made.

Yes, it's true.  Life's better at the lake!

Get your lake sign at T.F. Rice & Company 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Facility

The new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services facility at 1371 Wildlife Drive (Swamp Creek Road) in Springville  is almost ready for its grand opening on July 19th.    It will become the headquarters for three Tennessee River refuge units - Big Sandy, Duck River and Busseltown.  In addition to administrative offices the facility will also house exhibit space, a bookstore, classroom and auditorium.

You can follow it’s progress on the Facebook page for the Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hello July!

90 degrees and rising

Our first red tomatoes and this one is perfect!

We only grow a few tomatoes and our grandchildren love that we string them up on the porch rail.  When they come to visit they fill up on these small plum tomatoes.

The Day Lilies are still blooming!

And the Crepe Myrtles are just getting started.  They'll bloom until frost around here.

Life is good at the lake.

Looking for your sign?
T.F. Rice & Company has it along with a large assortment of other lake decor.
T.F. Rice & Company
11620 Highway 79 N. (the Lake highway)
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222 (Paris Landing area)
Or visit them on Facebook.