Appalachia Appalachia Through My Eyes

Appalachia Through My Eyes – The World Is Green Again

My life in appalachia the green is back

The world is green again. Chatter says she’s never seen it so green and lush. I told her I feel like that every spring-once the green arrives it’s like a tonic for your body and soul.


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Ray Presley
    August 12, 2021 at 7:30 am

    I could be color-blind, but that beautiful woods scene looks more purple than green.

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Same thing here. The Tiger Lilies are about a foot high but not budding yet, the purple Clematis is almost head high and gorgeous, and the roses are all in bloom – all in about a week too.
    God bless.

  • Reply
    b. Ruth
    May 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    How I love the green. The color of green is peaceful and a hope giving color. After our first itty bitty splash last week, the next morning you would have thunk it had rained buckets. We need rain still here where we live. The rain we got this week helped and the leaves are huge and green. We are having blackberry winter here, I think, because i saw blackberries blooming near the edge of the woods and garden.
    My son suprised me with strawberries from Spring City, Tn. They had a little water in them, but they sure were good. I suspect by next week with the heat and dry they will ripen to their delishous self…can’t wait!
    Question to all: Does anyone know where I can purchase that new canning machine? I have a glass top stove and this machine sits on the counter and you can process in it the same size run that does the regular pressure cooker. I think it is made by Ball corporation…not sure. I have been scared to stay on this thing too long since the bad old virus hit the computers…I updated more today but not sure that helps and I sure dread changing browsers….At anyrate if someone knows where I can order on let Tipper know so she can pass it on!
    Thanks Tipper,
    Happy Happy Saturday evening!

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Ah! Such a beautiful site for those of us fortunate to have our vision. I love spring, when the green comes out. You are so right. I am enjoying every bit of the new green I see each day, espeically the trees and flowers.

  • Reply
    Ken Roper
    May 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I love the changing seasons. The Good
    Lord sure knew what He was doing!
    Looking forward to the Appalachian
    Celebration tomorrow…Ken

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    tipper i agree.. and with the rough winter we all had.. it truly is a sight to behold.. all the lilac trees budding… forsythia, bulbs.. ahhhh the new rebirth of life.. much love to you and yours… may your corner of the world be peaceful and full of love
    big ladybug hugs

  • Reply
    Sue Crane
    May 2, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I want to be there!!!!!!!

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

    When I complained to a neighbor from California about how much rain we have had, he told me how lucky we are to have the rain make all this beautiful green vegetation. He had spent twenty some years looking at concrete and brown landscape. Sometimes we take things for granted and don’t appreciate them enough.

  • Reply
    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    May 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Tipper, Your statements about how “green” things are this spring and Chatter’s comment, prompted me to write a little verse after reading (complete with foootnotes giving you credit!) Here it is, and thank you for the inspiration:
    Green Bursts Forth
    “For everything there is a season,
    And a time for every matter under heaven:
    He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
    -Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 (ESV)
    “The world is green again.”
    “Never before as green and lush.”
    “A tonic for the body and soul!”
    Winter’s dun gone in green morning hush!
    So the cycles of nature
    Move in and out in time,
    Ordered, purposeful, brilliant,
    Captured in nature, (told in rhyme!).
    So has it been since time began,
    Bold nature in its cycles sure,
    “For everything there is a season,”
    God, Creator of all, the good, the pure
    Allows us to dwell on earth and see
    The bursting forth of green,
    Renewal after dormancy,
    More than we can know or can be seen!
    -Ethelene Dyer Jones
    May 2, 2014
    1. Mary Jane “Tipper” Pressley. “Blind Pig and the Acorn” blogspot. May 2, 2014.
    2. Chatter Pressley. Ibid.
    3. Mary Jane “Tipper” Pressley. Ibid.
    4. Ecclesiastes 3:1.

  • Reply
    Ed Ammons
    May 2, 2014 at 8:09 am

    God has pushed the ↻ button!

  • Reply
    Mike McLain
    May 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

    When the fall leaves fell last year and my wife was looking at spending her first winter out of perpetually-green south Florida, I told her that the winter gray would just make the spring that much more vibrant when it came. She agrees. We are really greening up well here in Brevard, NC. To add to that, the Dogwoods, Redbuds, and now Frazer Magnolias have thrown their splashes of color into the green. It won’t be long before the Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurels will chime in.

  • Reply
    Eva Nell Mull Wike
    May 2, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I agree with Chatter. Never have I seen such a beautiful Spring! Just now I HAD THE SAME THOUGHTS – as I looked out my kitchen window and saw the Witch Hazel. It is TOTALLY leafed out. The other shrubs look like they are bigger than ever. I do believe that SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
    Beautiful morning!
    Eva Nell

  • Reply
    Miss Cindy
    May 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I agree with Chatter, it is really green this year, but then I guess I always say that. I am always so happy to see the green arrive in the spring. It represents hope and returning life and I’m always happy to see it following the barren winters.
    I’ll see you at the Appalachian Celebration!

  • Reply
    Sheryl Paul
    May 2, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I love spring in the mountains

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 5:59 am

    The spring is a joyous arrival, truly a Blessing from God.. yall remember those whose homes were destroyed this week and the families of those who lost a love one, spring will never be the same for them….

  • Leave a Reply