Thanks to Ann-Christine for the photo challenge this week: Found in the Neighborhood. As she states so beautifully: “There is so much to discover, if only you open your mind and all your senses.”
We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion on us.Nietzsche
We’ve been taking walks lately, not just for added exercise but also to revel in nature’s last bursts of color in our home town, Knoxville, Tennessee. We live in a condominium complex that seems fairly ordinary by design, but because the trees planted 20 years or so ago are now mature, we’re blessed with rich reds, golds, and oranges all around us, as you can see in the photo at the top. Even from our back door, we have a lovely view from our little porch.
But if we drive to the UT campus, we see our favorite trees — those glorious ginkgo trees — showing off their fall best in front of the Frank G. Clement Residence Hall.
At Lakeshore Park, the view of homes on Lake Loudon is almost calendar-worthy this time of year.
Our favorite “Found in the Neighborhood” award, however, would have to to go this sudden spread of yellow ginkgo leaves on the sidewalk beside Knoxville’s East Tennessee History Center. Unexpected brilliance in a city setting.
So, what did we find in our neighborhood in only one short day?
Trees, glorious trees . . . the essence of fall in Knoxville.
Time spent among trees is never wasted time.Katrina Mayer
If you’d like to participate in this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, link your post to Ann-Christine’s site and add the tag Lens-Artists.
Travel heads up,
Rusha and Bert