Saturday, September 14, 2019

Good Day To Be On The River

Crossing the Tennessee River on the ferry at Danville.

Photo by John Peddy

Monday, August 12, 2019

Just Chillin'

Sitting on the deck just watching the lake. Photo by John Peddy

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tower Art

A little red, white and blue on this sweltering summer day.  Photo by John Peddy.

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.

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