Thankful Thursday: Trees

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I am just amazed every time I visit Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest near Robbinsville, North Carolina.  Having never visited the redwoods of California, I am in awe of the biggest trees that I have ever seen.  On a recent visit, I noticed that some of the beautiful evergreen trees were dying all around.  What a shame!  My husband informed me that it was some sort of blight or disease that had hit them--and hit them hard.  Soon there will be lots of large trees falling and making the beautiful walking trails impassable.  (By the way, Joyce Kilmer is a man.  Google it and read the story behind the poem.)

 I encourage everyone that lives close enough to visit there soon and enjoy this beautiful forest.  Fall is an especially beautiful time to make the trip up the Cherohala Skyway, and stop in the little town of Tellico Plains.  It has several cute shops and eateries for you to enjoy.

I am so thankful for East Tennessee and it's mountains.  I have some great memories there.  Come visit!


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Comments (12)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

What a lovely place to visit.  I love visiting the redwood forest as well.

Aug 27, 2009 03:06 PM
Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK

Looks like a really cool place.  I'll plan to visit someday.  Love the pic!

Aug 27, 2009 03:11 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Joan--It is beautiful there and I would love to visit the redwoods someday.  Thanks for your comments.

Aug 27, 2009 03:14 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Bob--Thanks for your comment.  It is something to see.  Worth the trip for sure!

Aug 27, 2009 03:15 PM
Robert Schwabe
Herron Real Estate - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Lori - It looks like a very peaceful place to visit. I have been to the redwoods in California and was completely amazed on how big there were.

Aug 27, 2009 03:30 PM
Judy Schneider
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA


Beautiful Tree and Beautiful poem too! Thank You for sharing the beauty!


Aug 27, 2009 03:51 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Robert--I'm sure the Joyce Kilmer Forest would look small next to the redwoods, but they are the largest in this area, I'm sure.  Thanks for your comments.

Judy--You are welcome and thank you for commenting!

Aug 28, 2009 01:33 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Lori - it sounds like a wonderful place to visit, I will put that on my list for when I am next in the area. Hope that you get to the west coast and have a chance to see both the redwoods and the giant sequoias (they are both type of sequoia). You can drive through some of them. But, every forest, every tree, is special in some way.

Aug 28, 2009 01:37 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Mike--Thanks Mike.  I hope to make it there someday, too.  Trees are an amazing part of creation agreed!

Aug 28, 2009 02:23 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


East Tennessee is quite pretty. Just drove through there last week. :)


Sep 04, 2009 07:55 AM
Tonia Mosteller
Interior Redesign-Design, Home Staging & Holiday Decorating - Charlotte, NC

We are going to visit this fall and can't wait. Eastern TN is very beautiful and then continue your drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 10, 2009 01:08 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Tonia--that is one of my favorite areas.  We really enjoyed our drive on our last visit.  It was a beautiful day and the scenes were extra spectacular.  Thanks for your comments.

Sep 11, 2009 12:05 AM