Photos by Adam Brimer

  • Water pours over the 75-foot Cummins Falls in Cummins Falls State Park near Cookeville, Tenn., Thursday, April 18, 2013, as it continues its way along the Blackburn Fork River. Hikers will travel approximately one quarter of a mile up the river to reach the falls. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • A view of the Clingman's Dome observation tower in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at sunrise Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.
  • A view of the Clingman's Dome observation tower in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at sunrise.
  • Aaron Douglas, left, and Montori Hughes, right, square off during practice at Haslam Field on the University of Tennessee campus Friday, August 7, 2009.
  • Mountain Snow Pieris are seen here in the University of Tennessee Gardens in an image created with a Canon CanoLiDE 25 color image scanner Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The scanner was placed on the ground next to the plant while the blossoms were positioned in such a way that they made contact with the glass surface of the device. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • While standing at the Pinnacle Overlook in the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park near Middlesboro, Ky., hikers can see Cumberland Gap, Tenn., below, along with the Powell Valley and nearby Fern Lake Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The trail is just over 1.5 miles to get from Thomas Walker Parking Area to the Pinnacle Overlook. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • An orange queen tulip is seen here in the University of Tennessee Gardens in an image created with a Canon CanoLiDE 25 color image scanner Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The scanner was suspended in the air using clamps and light stands next to the plant while the blossoms were positioned in such a way that they made contact with the glass surface of the device. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee forward Kenny Hall (20), guard Jordan McRae (52) and guard Trae Golden (11) celebrate the Vols' 64-62 win over Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013. Tennessee won 64-62 over Missouri. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Lady Bears guard Odyssey Sims (0) and point guard Brittney Griner (42) react after losing 82-81 to Louisville during the third round of the 2013 Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunday, March 31, 2013. Louisville won 82-81 over Baylor. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Louisville celebrates after defeating the Lady Vols 86-78 in the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament quarterfinals at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin reacts to a defensive break for the Vols as they play Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013. Tennessee won 64-62 over Missouri. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez (24) celebrates after the Vols' 58-57 win over Vanderbilt at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Tennessee won 58-57 over Vanderbilt. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee guard Jordan McRae (52) uses a broom to dislodge a ball struck on top of the backboard during the second half against Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Tennessee won 64-58 over Florida. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Louisville guard Bria Smith (21) winds up to shoot as Baylor point guard Brittney Griner (42) defends during the third round of the 2013 Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunday, March 31, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Guard Meighan Simmons (10) and head coach Holly Warlick react after a foul was called on the Lady Vols in the first half against Oklahoma during the third round of the 2013 Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunday, March 31, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • A Tennessee fan dances in the stands in the second half of the game against Mercer during the first round of the NIT Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mercer won 75-67 over Tennessee. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood plays drums during the band's performance during the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Friday, June 8, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Among the artists appearing at the Big Ears Festival are Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, John Cale and Steve Reich.
  • Santa Claus waves to paradegoers during the Christmas parade on Gay Street downtown Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
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For the fifth year, Dogwood Arts is asking East Tennesseeans to plant dogwood trees as part of a community-wide tree-planting on Saturday, Dec. 7.
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For the fifth year, Dogwood Arts is asking East Tennesseeans to plant dogwood trees as part of a community-wide tree-planting on Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • Smoky Mountain Hiking Club and the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club announce their upcoming November hikes.
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A.C. Entertainment founder Ashley Capps watches Sharon Van Etten perform on the Which Stage at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 10, 2011.
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A.C. Entertainment founder Ashley Capps watches Sharon Van Etten perform on the Which Stage at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 10, 2011.
  • A.C. Entertainment founder Ashley Capps, right, talks with comedian Steven Wright, left, in the media area during the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Sunday, June 10, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
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  • Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray (8) leaves the field after Mississippi State defeated the Vols 41-31 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
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A dense forest near the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Sam Altaner, left, and Elizabeth Friedman, run through the Centeroo Fountain during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
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Bonnaroo-goers dance in the Silent Disco during the 2012 festival.
  • We’ve got two words for these fans at Bonnaroo: water and sunscreen. Don’t forget ’em!
  • Dr. Jaber Hassan poses in an exam room in the Physician Office Building at Blount Memorial Hospital Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Dr. Hassan is a member of the Syrian-American Medical Society and travels to Syria to give aid to those in need during the country's violent civil war. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Participants walk with umbrellas as rain soaks Gay Street during the Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival downtown Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Norwegian Wood performs Beatles covers in Krutch Park near the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market Street during the Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival downtown Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Onlookers watch from a rain soaked Market Square as Debka and the Oasis Dancers perform on the Market Square Stage during the Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival downtown Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Rain soaked the Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival downtown Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes talks to the media after it was announced that he will be staying with the men's basketball team for his junior year during a press conference in Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes talks to the media after it was announced that he will be staying with the men's basketball team for his junior year during a press conference in Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes talks to the media after it was announced that he will be staying with the men's basketball team for his junior year during a press conference in Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, April 27, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Foamflower blooms on the side of the trail from Cummins Falls in Cummins Falls State Park near Cookeville, Tenn., Thursday, April 18, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • The trails in Cummins Falls State Park near Cookeville, Tenn., Thursday, April 18, 2013, are fairly new and well-constructed. The trail seen here climbs approximately 200 feet from the Blackburn Fork River to the top of the river gorge. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • The Blackburn Fork River can be seen from the trail as it climbs its way back to the top of the river gorge in Cummins Falls State Park near Cookeville, Tenn., Thursday, April 18, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Cummins Falls State Park ranger Ray Cutcher crosses the Blackburn Fork River as he hikes from Cummins Falls to the parking area near Cookeville, Tenn., Thursday, April 18, 2013. The trail to and from the falls makes approximately two to three crossings of the river. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Water pours over the 75-foot Cummins Falls in Cummins Falls State Park near Cookeville, Tenn., Thursday, April 18, 2013, as it continues its way along the Blackburn Fork River. Hikers will travel approximately one quarter of a mile up the river to reach the falls. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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