Category Archives: Nature

So, does this mean this that the drought is over?


Since the fall of 2016, Alabama has experienced what some have termed as a short-term drought, meaning that it only lasts for a several of weeks or months. By the end of November, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) had declared that 100% of the state was experiencing a severe drought or worse. Today things are much better, but still much of the state has been termed as abnormally dry.
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Caney Creek Falls






Caney Creek Falls is located near Double Springs, Alabama in the Bankhead National Forest and is part of the Sipsey Wilderness Area.


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Wild Ponies



No one knows for sure how the wild ponies came to live on the Island of Assateague, Virginia. It seems that everyone has a story. One story says that they are descendants of survivors from a Spanish galleon that sank during a storm in 1750. Another story says that they are descendants from livestock that were taken to the island by the locals during the 17th century to avoid taxation from the British.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia

My wife and I recently visited Chincoteague Island, Virginia. We flew into Baltimore and spent the weekend at Fell’s Point.




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A View from the Music House

music house view


During the 70’s and 80’s the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama became quite famous for having a very special sound that many popular musicians wanted. One of the studios that was located there is the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. They recorded artists such as Cher, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show to name a few.

The studio purchased a house located in Sheffield, which overlooked the Tennessee River. It became known as the Music House, and was made available to artists whenever they came to town. The house was later sold and today can be rented as a Bed and Breakfast through Air BnB.

Phillip M. Burrow