Friday, March 18, 2011

Reflections of Springtime

From the Director

It is a sunny day with temperatures reaching near 78 degrees and we are already working on cleaning up the site in preparation for a busy year.  As I type these words I hear the buzzing of chainsaws dismantling the dead and fallen trees as the tractor pulls the debris away for mulching.  How fortunate we are to have a group of people interested in maintaining the beauty of our historic site.

Spring is a beautiful time of year at Marble Springs with budding trees and wildflowers, dogwoods blooming, the sound of frogs croaking from the streams and the sounds of birds calling from the many cedars and pines that dot our land. The tourists have awoken from their winter hibernation and enjoy their spring break touring our site and enjoying all that Knoxville has to offer.

On sunny days, like today, when I walk into the quiet old log cabins, smell the settled wood smoke, hear the sounds of nature around me and feel the breeze blowing through the doorway to brush gently on my skin that I feel such a surge of happiness to be here.  I'm so happy that Marble Springs survives and that we have the privilege of preserving, interpreting and sharing this wonderful place with our community.

Many blessings...


  1. I think this is a great idea. Can't wait to keep up with all that is planned.
    Jennifer Criss

  2. This is wonderful! I look forward to more photos and hearing what you have planned for activities and events.