March 2005
St. Patrick's Day Snow
St. Patrick's Day Snow

3/17/2005 8:48:51 AM

This looks like a black and white photo, but it IS in color! It was taken at 8:45 a.m. and you can tell the sun wasn't out.

Little Bear

3/18/2005 5:22:14 PM

Oh, the life of a cat! She can look at the mountains, take a nap or watch me take pictures of her.

Little Bear
African Farm
African Farm?

3/25/2005 3:46:13 PM

This farm is located between Jonesborough and Greeneville, TN, about 45 minutes west of us. We originally mentioned we didn't know what kind of animals these were, but thanks to a nice email from Kevin in Belgium we now know the cows in this picture are watussi cows.

African Farm

3/25/2005 3:46:40 PM

It's a beautiful farm. Someone went to a lot of effort to paint all those barns. The sign on the gate says to stand back 10 feet--animals will bite. We'd love to have a tour of the place but have no way to contact the owners. Kevin tells us these are waterbucks on the left and in the middle. The small antelopes are possibly impalas, but hard to identify very well. The animal in the very back near the hay feeder could possibly be llamas or alpacas.

African Farm
Farm Animals
Farm Animals

3/25/2005 3:47:00 PM

Remember, I was raised in the city! I don't know what these are, but if anyone can tell me, we'd appreciate it.

African Farm

3/25/2005 3:47:55 PM

These animals seem to find us entertaining to them.

African Farm
Zebra
Zebra

3/25/2005 3:48:12 PM

This I can identify. It's a zebra! I think if our neighbors can have horses, donkeys, cows and goats, we should get a zebra.

African Farm

3/25/2005 3:48:23 PM

Kevin from Belgium advises us this animal is an individual of Scottish Highland cattle, also called galloway cows. A very big thanks to Kevin for his help in identifying these animals.

African Farm
Giraffe
Giraffe

3/25/2005 3:49:45 PM

Another one I know! A giraffe! This is an amazing farm.

African Farm

3/25/2005 3:50:48 PM

We originally thought these were emus, but Kevin advises they are young ostriches. All of these are at that same farm, that I've named "African Farm" for lack of a better name.

African Farm
African Farm
African Farm

3/25/2005 3:51:30 PM

When these pines are grown, we won't even be able to see this farm from the road, except for stopping directly on their driveway.

Flag

3/26/2005 3:22:51 PM

We've taken lots of pictures with this view and will continue to do so. We're finding it interesting to compare the changes throughout the year.

Flag
Bird Feeder
Bird Feeder

3/26/2005 3:23:09 PM

We've hung a bird feeder on this shutter so we can watch the birds from the porch. Unfortunately, the pictures of the porch that you'll see soon, won't look like this.

Bird Feeder

3/26/2005 3:23:53 PM

This reminds me a bit of our Charleston days. We can watch the birds from the living room, but only if we're standing. There have been 3 yellow birds (finches, I think) that fight over dining space. They don't like to share! The wire is for Jerry's ham antenna.

Bird Feeder
Creek
Creek

3/27/2005 4:52:30 PM

This creek is on Roan Mountain. We came here Easter Sunday and brought Blackie with us. The bridge I'm standing on was constructed in 1991 by Navy Seabees, but the sign didn't explain why. There are no Navy bases around here! The bridge and walkway to it are beautiful.

Jerry

3/27/2005 4:53:14 PM

Jerry is taking a picture of the same creek you just saw with our new camera. The biggest difference in quality is the ability to zoom. The bridge and steps on the other side lead to a beautiful trail that would be fun to explore someday.

Jerry
Blackie
Blackie

3/27/2005 3:47:46 PM

Blackie testing the water on Roan Mountain. I'm sure it was quite cold! When we look at Blackie now and then look at the picture on the pet page of when he first adopted us, we can't believe the difference. He's been cured of heart worms, gained 12 pounds and has a beautiful coat, thanks to quality food. What a beautiful guy he is!

Waterfall

3/27/2005 4:15:32 PM

It's warm enough for the waterfall not to be frozen, but there's a little snow remaining.

Waterfall
Blackie Again
Blackie Again

3/27/2005 4:26:25 PM

The retractable leash was handy here to give Blackie a little freedom. We enjoy the scenery; he enjoys sniffing the ground.

Waterfalls

3/27/2005 5:14:43 PM

This series of waterfalls is the view some lucky person gets when driving up to their house. The bit of gravel on the left is their driveway. This is still in the Roan Mountain area.

Waterfalls
Little House
Little House

3/27/2005 5:18:49 PM

What a charming little building! I love the wreath on the wall--maybe a child waits here in the morning for the school bus. Check out the bird house on the mail post. Wonder who occupies that--the mail or the birds!

Another Stream

3/27/2005 5:29:44 PM

We never get tired of the mountain streams.

Another Stream
Model Train Display
Model Train Display

3/30/2005 1:03:57 PM

Model trains on display at East Tennessee State University. It's done in 4 foot sections by different people; the trick is to make the tracks meet exactly.

Trains and Houses

3/30/2005 1:05:18 PM

The detail in these setups is amazing, with people on the porch, flowers on the trees, even the mobile home and pickup trucks. And our trains are packed away in boxes. :(

Trains and Houses
More Trains
More Trains

3/30/2005 1:06:03 PM

This one had the little town with main street, people on the sidewalk, delivery trucks and a police car. Lots of good ideas for future reference.

Last of the Trains

3/30/2005 1:29:45 PM

The bridge, tunnel and barn are amazing. And the trees are so real looking.

Last of the Trains
Rock Cliff
Rock Cliff

3/30/2005 1:56:32 PM

This cliff wall is just a few miles from our house and is where our local rescue personnel train rapelling the rocks.

Stone School

3/30/2005 2:03:48 PM

This old stone school is about a mile from our house. It's a great old building and deserves to be used for something--like a fabulous house!

Stone School
Dixie
Dixie

3/30/2005 2:08:46 PM

Dixie is a quarterhorse who belongs to Sandra and Josh, who live just below us. She's a beautiful horse and I need to get a better picture of her. For now, she's playing peek-a-boo!

Kate

3/30/2005 2:08:55 PM

Kate, a mule, also belongs to Sandra and Josh. Behind are 2 of the cows. We moved here because of the mountains, but watching these animals has been so much fun!

Kate
Sally
Sally

3/30/2005 2:09:16 PM

And Sally is a 21 year old pony. What a charming little lady she is! She should be wearing a straw hat with flowers all around it! Then she'd be dressed for tea!

More Horse

3/30/2005 2:10:22 PM

This horse is one of three across the street from us, on the side of our house.

More Horse
More Horses
More Horses

3/30/2005 2:10:54 PM

The other two horses across the street on the west side of us. Don't know their names.

Horses and Donkeys

3/30/2005 2:11:03 PM

Same two horses with the donkeys. Sometimes at night we can hear them galloping across the pasture.

Horses and Donkeys
Horses and Donkkeys
Horses and Donkkeys

3/30/2005 2:12:52 PM

And this is the view we get of them, in the winter at least. More difficult to see them in the summer.

Daffodils

3/30/2005 2:13:44 PM

Daffodils from the little flower bed by the driveway.

Daffodils
Modern Tree Art
Modern Tree Art

3/31/2005 9:41:23 AM

I'm not sure what posessed me to take this picture, but I really like it. If I had extra wall space, I'd print and frame it.


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