East Tennessee usually has mild winters. We were spoiled quickly by the nice temperatures in the winter time. Because of its attitude, about 1600 feet, the summer months are quite mild also. With enough rainfall in a year, about 48”, the mountains are very green in the summer, and they are usually very colorful in the following autumn months. Indeed, it is an ideal place for living and bringing up children. We did not take many pictures there with snow scenes, as there were not many snow days. Further more, when it snows it does not stay on the ground very long - usually just for a day or so. Rarely did we get a chance for our children to build a snowman. The flowing pictures will give you a glimpse of these moments when the time we did have snow!