Sunday, March 18, 2012

Home is Where Your Sheep Are

It is true that I am quite smitten with this particular log cabin in Cades Cove.

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It has a nice view.

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This one is picturesque and makes me swoon.

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Yet, another cabin has the most spectacular view in the valley, right from its semi-enclosed front porch.

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However, it is this one that has the ideal location next to a babbling brook.

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The accompanying barn is conveniently located as well.

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And let's face it; if you are going to have to overthrow a government in order to get those pesky park rangers to let you live there, it’s all about location, location, location.

During this trip I realized that as beautiful as the mountains are,  I am, and always will be a prairie kind of girl. Give me wide open spaces where I can watch the horizon for weather changes and see my sheep grazing in the tall grass. Once a shepherd, always a shepherd.

15 comments:

Milah said...

Not me, those mountains are in my blood and they keep calling me home.

BTW, you took some amazing pictures!

Karen Anne said...

i'll take the one with the semi-enclosed front porch -)

What type of building is that in the last picture?

Karen Anne said...

Oh, a barn. Why no supports under the ends?

Christine said...

It is a cantilever barn. Pretty much exclusive architecture to that area. The overhang provides added shelter for animals.

Marti said...

Cool barn, reminds me of the song, a railroad runs through the middle of the house. Here I am trapped in the city, but my heart is in the mountains, and the Oregon seashore. Have a good day.

Karen said...

Love it !

Thanks for the great pics!

Karen

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful. Don't you wish those old buildings could tell their stories.

Beth said...

what great shots. i've been there in the past. such a beautiful place to visit. (:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Beautiful pictures, wouldn't mind living there ... only problem ... I would want refrigeration, my truck and the internet, othewise I could be happy there.

Extremely interesting barn, thanks for posting it.

earlene said...

How beautiful! I could live there.
You took great pictures.

Theresa said...

Cades Cove is a gorgeous place. Like to go back for a visit again someday.

Hmmm . . . but was that the place where we stirred up a bear in a nest of hornets while we were on horseback????

rkbsnana said...

Pesky Park Rangers, huh? They almost don't look real.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Amen. Great shot leading up to that cabin!

Chai Chai said...

Maybe you should start an "Occupy Park Structures" movement. The other "Occupy" movement didn't need permits so neither should you!

That first cabin is beautiful and it has a great fence too.

Wren said...

Wow....love the photos!