The Low Gravy

Music. Art. Food. Life. Down South.

Kurt Donald Cobain 

February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994
The Summer

These lonely feelings,
They nearly move
Like the summer,
Too often received
Into the distance

{Folks everywhere seem to be asking if winter will ever end. Just as the first buds of spring begin to appear, another night of freezing temperatures comes along and by the next afternoon, our branches are adorned with withered brown reminders that the cold is not done with us yet.}
Afternoon on the Lake
seaofempties:

Dad, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

seaofempties:

Dad, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

First Listen: Nickel Creek, 'A Dotted Line'

theryman:

Nickel Creek’s new album isn’t out until next week, but you can listen to a stream of it on the nprmusic now! Also: make sure to enter to win 2 tickets to see their sold out show at the Ryman. Enter here.

satnin:

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, 1939.

satnin:

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, 1939.

(via tcmparty)

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner to warm you up on these cool spring evenings, try adding some chopped jalapeños to your pinto beans. About a tablespoon per bowl is enough to spice up even the blandest of bean pots. Add a few cakes of fried cornbread and you’ll have all you need for a simple, but tasty, meal.
Cade’s Cove Daffodils
Cade’s Cove Daffodils
Cade’s Cove Daffodils

If you’re ever lucky enough to be near the Smoky Mountains at just the right time in early spring, it’s worth visiting Cade’s Cove to see the daffodils. Throughout the cove are patches of yellow blooms, sometimes in seemingly random places. Where many of these gardens bloom, homes once stood. I happened to be browsing through the Cliff Dwellers Gallery in the Gatlinburg arts community when one of the shop owners told me about them. Daffodils were ornamental and it is a flower that many homes in the Cade’s Cove would have had when the community was at its height. You’re likely to find spots of these golden flowers in the graveyards of churches along the 11 mile loop planted to honor the deceased. At least one of the flower beds was planted later, the 1930’s to be exact. During that time CCC Company 5427 left their mark by planting their name in flowers in a field across from the Missionary Baptist Church.