We live in beautiful country, but my husband hears my lament that power lines and other symbols of modern America mar the landscape to a photographer’s eye. Today we spent the eve of our 25th anniversary in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountain National Forest. This 11 mile loop, frozen in time, allows us a treasured glimpse of the past.
Yes, we saw a bear! He walked in front of the car in front of us, stopped and drank from a puddle, and then walked back and into the woods.
I sit on the pews of this small church and imagine being in the congregation on a Sunday morning, the breeze ruffling the hem of my dress in spring or warmed by the stove that once stood between the front pews in winter.
I feel the history here.
I would be thrilled and honored to have you join me tomorrow, Monday, for our 25th anniversary and my 1000th post.