Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

This may sound a bit like the venerable Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities, but we actually have two happy places to submit to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge.

Our foremost happy place is Knoxville, Tennessee, where we’ve lived for nearly half a century!  In 2013, artist Bobbie Crews led a group of artists to transfer her original design onto the side of the Visitor Center downtown.  It embodies the happy, energetic, diverse side of Knoxville, for sure, and a bit of why we love living here.

Colorful Visit Knoxville collage designed by Bobbie Crews.

Colorful Visit Knoxville collage designed by Bobbie Crews.

But our other place is an “escape location” we’ve frequented one week each summer for three decades:  Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  Almost each morning of beach week, I climb the stairs to the widow’s walk atop our rental and watch the sun rise.  The peace and quiet, the awesome beauty it all, and the respite from obligations the rest of the year — all make it a glorious happy place!

Sunrise from the widow's walk at Pawleys Island, SC.

Sunrise from the widow’s walk at Pawleys Island, SC.

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

  1. Curt Mekemson

    Good choices. Nice to have your hometown as your happy place. (Our home certainly serves as a happy place.) But there is also the ‘escape.’ I have places like that, where the cares of the world seem to slip away. –Curt

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      There’s something about getaways. Now that we’re retired, we could easily sit on the screened-in porch and have that vacation feel. But when we get away, we really put aside everything and just focus on nature, fun, eating out, reading . . .

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      You’re so right about sunrise. When I was younger, I wanted to sleep in. Now that I’m older, each sunset at the beach is special!!! So I rise and shine right along with the sun! (Of course, I’m in bed with the chickens!)

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