I want to encourage you to leave comments. We are amateurs and I'm sure we make mistakes in the identity of some of the flowers. We are photographers first and botanist second. I do hope you enjoy the photography. Click on any picture to make it larger.

About Us

George Wallace

I have lived in this area all my life. I grew up in Donelson, TN where I attended Donelson Elementary, Donelson High School and Battle Ground Academy. I attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Martin. I was a C-130 flight engineer in the Air National Guard. I spent 30 years with South Central Bell/BellSouth and retired in 2001. I have worked several part-time jobs since, but now I am just retired!

I have been married to Judy Wallace for 40 years now. We live at Sycamore Ridge Ranch, a 40-acre farm in Tuckers Crossroads, TN. which is about 8 miles east of Lebanon, TN. This is where my interest in wildflowers started. I was walking around the farm one day and saw a very small, insignificant wildflower. It really piqued my interest. I went and got my camera to take a picture. From there I tried to identify this flower. Having successfully identified this flower, I went to look for more. And here we are today. I am not an expert by any means, it's just a hobby. I do have a lot of fun doing it.

I live in a botanical region called the Cedar Glades. Cedar Glades (also known as limestone glades) are open, grassy, rocky natural areas surrounded by eastern red cedar and other trees and shrubs. Such ecosystems occur primarily in middle Tennessee.  Many glade plants are endemics-rare plants that are found only in cedar glades. Others are typical of glades but are also found in other places. I am often found wandering the roads, trails, and paths in Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Forrest. The major blooming time is April and May.

Judy Wallace

I was born in Nashville. While in elementary school, I lived only a few miles from my future husband, George, but because he went to Donelson Elementary and I went to Stanford, we didn't know each other. My family moved to Shelbyville, TN and a few years later, Bowling Green, KY. I moved back to Nashville in 1971 where I was finally to meet George who lived in the same apartment complex. We were married on June 16, 1973.

I have two passions in life, companion animal welfare, and Vanderbilt University athletics. I started volunteering in the fall of 1999 with the Humane Association of Wilson County, now known as New Leash on Life. George & I have personally rescued several dogs & multiple cats over the years. We now have 1 dog and 3 cats.

I started going to Vanderbilt basketball games around 1974-75. I think I got my first season ticket in 1976. I've seen the Magic of Memorial many times over. I got my first football season ticket in the 1979-1980 season and have been going ever since. My sister, two nieces and I were named 2012 Football Fans of the Year. You'll find us tailgating across from Vandyville before every home game and often at road games too.

I've always enjoyed photography but I really got interested when George and I started hiking. Now, with a very nice camera and lens George got me, I love taking pictures of waterfalls, landscapes, mushrooms, flowers, wildlife and of course dogs and cats. Our enjoyment of hiking and photography has led us to camping so that is quickly becoming my third passion. Our favorite destinations are TN state parks which are gorgeous but maybe soon, we'll even venture out of state!