Monday, September 17, 2012

Mia's Monday Madness...My Favorite Place

Welcome to my Monday Madness. Today, I'm going to take you guys on a quick trip to my favorite place in the entire world - Cade's Cove. Or as I affectionately call it, The Cove. You might wonder what The Cove has to do with my madness. Well honestly, it doesn't really have anything to do with my sanity...or lack thereof. I just wanted to share something that I consider a part of me, an integral part. 

The Cove is my haven. It's my home away from home. Not to sound cheesy (even thought I totally do), The Cove is in my heart and soul. I connect to this breathtaking land. The 6,800 acre valley is the place that I go to be inspired. It's the place I go to celebrate or relax, to play or to just be at one with the world. 

Before you ask, yes, I am one of those people who loves the simplest things in life. For me, there are very few things more pleasurable than sitting in this field, near this tree, and just existing.

(Please note: This was taken on the release day for Destined To Be Three. Just FYI.)

There are so many reasons that I adore this perfect place. And honestly, I could go on for hours about the beautiful splendor of The Cove and the magnificent wildlife. Or I could babble incessantly about the rich history. But let's face it, I'd probably sound like a bad commercial. So instead, I thought I would post some pictures from my weekend trip. That way you can see what I'm talking about. 

Please bear in mind that these were taken by me...on my cell phone. I'm hardly Ansel Adams, and my iPhone is no Leica. :)


 Here are just a few pretty trees. If you haven't noticed, I have a deep love for trees. Seriously, I talked to them when I was a kid. Whoa. Maybe, this place does have a connection to my madness after all.

Look at that sky. Such a lovely blue color. This is a slightly gratuitous shot, but I love to take pictures from below the sunroof! It's such fun.

More trees.'s a creek. I love to sit in places like this one and listen to the water.

  Yep, here are even more trees.

And a few more trees for good measure...Do we see a pattern here?

I hope you enjoyed seeing a place that I hold so dear to my heart. Maybe one day you'll get the chance to come and see The Cove in person. It's a place you're not likely to forget.

Have a great start to your week! XOXOXO!

Love and cherries,

p.s. Here's a little more cheesy gratuitousness...

"That's where I come from. I'm an East Tennessean, and I'm proud as anyone that's where I come from." -Kenny Chesney, Back Where I Come From


  1. Pretty place. I miss the trees up in that area. They aren't quite the same down here in FL.

  2. wow! I can see why you find it peaceful! Love it!
    thanks for sharing :)

  3. Awww I wanna go :) That looks breathtaking! LOOOOVEEE the outdoors.

  4. Very beautiful Mia! Thank you for sharing. *hugs*