Summer is here, and with it brings heat. Just a quick reminder for everyone to stay cool. If you’re out hiking, take plenty of water with you.
Something else summer heats up besides the weather is traveling. I know I’ve been on the road a lot, and from the traffic I’ve seen many of you have been as well. So take care out there it’s a crazy world in the fast lane and forgive me for being missing in action, as I may have to be more.
Big update for anyone living north of Knoxville, Tn to St. Paul, Virginia. There’s a huge generator being moved this weekend and if you’re headed to Cumberland Gap, Tn you may run into heavy traffic. There’s a huge area of the road right as you get on the ramp (25 E ) in Harrogate, Tn to 58 of Virginia that’s been sliding out for a few weeks now. They’ve terraced the area and I would think by now fixed it. This generator they’re moving was scheduled to move before now, but the weather and this section of road has held up it’s delivery. So finally this weekend it’ll be heading north. For more on the trip there are maps and information on the WBIR website.
The maps are located here and here.
Keep cool. Stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors!
Redbud Winter. Yep it’s true. It does exist.
It’s in the Cumberland Mountains already. Thursday and Friday were cold enough to turn the heat back on, but today has warmed up even more than yesterday. As I load the pictures I’ve taken, I remember how much I loved the older folks talk about the different ‘winters’ each spring. Always cold, but always beautiful in the colors it awakened. So here is a quick pic for the color of Redbuds.
It’s so warm out! The trees are getting green on the base of Cumberland Mountains! The land is beautiful with small plants waking up from a cold winter’s nap.
Although still covered with leaves, the heat is there. Coats are a thing of recent memory. But be warned! The Spring ‘winters’ are not far behind so keep those coats out for a bit longer! There’s one white flowering tree bloomed in the picture. Do you see it?
Even with the sun setting, you can ride with the windows down and the wind whipping around you as you enjoy the scenery God made for all to enjoy.
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