…and the Great Smoky Mountains brunt.

Last year was a nasty booger of a year for too many. For me, one tragedy was the burning of my home state, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. I spent a large portion of my childhood in the foothills of the park – Knoxville, Tennessee. Seeing the damage done to Chimney Tops, one of […]

Birds of Prey – A Reason To Keep Cats Indoors

We live in a suburb of Birmingham next to miles of undeveloped forest. Our neighborhood backs right up to the wild, and the hill in our yard is a rabbit warren. We keep it trim but mostly uncultivated for our cotton tail friends. We also have a great horned owl who lives in the woods. […]