Ah, spring. It’s my favorite season and it always makes me think of how grateful I am to live in Tennessee. People not from Tennessee won’t get this, and people from Tennessee will laugh, because spring is both the best and worst season to live here.
Tennessee really puts on her best clothes for you in the spring. It’s not that she’s not beautiful in the fall, summer, or winter, but Tennessee really dresses up and puts on a show in the spring. We were driving past a corn field, turned purple with some kind of plant that nobody in my family can agree on. My kids got excited and said, "Look! The corn field got all dressed up for Easter!" Indeed, it seems they all have.
And yet, even though there is great beauty in Tennessee, we all have to pay for it with seasonal allergies, unless one happens to have nasal passages of steel. Still, I think it is a small price to pay for all that beauty. You can have your "purple mountain’s majesty"- I’ll take my purple cornfields and bright green hills.
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