It dawned on me today just how close my my summer is to being over. Next week is the first of many back to school events for us at The Well. Next week! So after I ate dinner I decided I needed to go do something to take advantage of the nice weather we had today and my free evening. I grabbed my camera, hopped in the car, rolled down the windows, cranked up the radio, and headed to Elizabethton. As I was driving along I saw lots of things that made me smile: the Seeger Chapel steeple towering above Milligan's campus, baby cows grazing in a field, and little league football practice. And then I pulled into the parking lot at Sycamore Shoals State Park, and that made me smile too. This was a place that I spent a lot of time during my four years at Milligan. During my freshman year my boyfriend and I would go there for walks, my sophomore and junior years I would go there to take pictures for my photography classes, and my senior year I would go there to run. I've been there in the morning and in the evening, and during all four seasons. And it was good to be back. To hear the steady crunch of gravel under my feet, to smell damp leaves and river water, to feel the air get cooler as the trees cleared and you were closer to the water. The familiarity of the walking trail was welcomed, but it was fun to turn a bend and see a change of some sort. Whether that was a tree that had fallen or new paths being cleared. I definitely got a little camera happy, and hope you enjoy just some views of one of my most favorite places!
|I would always climb out on this tree to think and pray.|
|Black Eyed Susies! My favorite!|