On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning Everybody,
I hope this week’s beginning finds you well. Today we’re returning to one of my favorite locales for submissions – home. Life isn’t always travel, and there are so many small things all around us that others will find inspiring, relaxing, encouraging, intriguing.
Travel is wonderful but so is life in a place you love. So, here’s some pix from around the neighborhood.
I had no idea when I planted that maple that it would perfectly capture the morning light like this. But it does and that is yet another reason to plant more trees.
This is the view out toward that maple but from the sitting area on the deck behind the kitchen. It’s a great place to hang with friends or just be quiet.
Back in 1973 (ish) I let that big (poplar) tree dominating the left side of the photograph grow from the seedling it was instead if mowing it. Good choice!
Here’s that tree at night.
This is one of the many cemeteries that tell the story of the settlement of this place.
Finally, about a mile out into the middle of the cove, just because I could. Hope y’all enjoy.
Cathie from Canada
Beautiful photos – you must enjoy living there very much. Thanks.
Cathie from Canada
Hey I just looked up Roarks Cove on Google and found it is just south of Nashville in Tennessee — is that right? I was at a conference in Nashville once and I was certainly impressed with how beautiful that part of the country is – rolling hills yet very easy drives, beautiful trees all around, very nice. Also, what a pleasant place Nashville is, too. We took a “tour” of the “music sites” in the city — Sun Records, etc — and I will never forget the tour guide talking about the two accompaniments to the country music business — lawyers and hairdressers! Fascinating city.
Looks like the Roark’s Cove I remember, although I imagine the growth around Nashville has changed things somewhat. Dad’s family originally came from Monteagle/Tracy City area, we lived in Sewanee for few years when I was a kid (the brother of one of my childhood friends was one of the founders of The Farm). Some gorgeous countryside in those parts.
Back when I was in grad school at UGA we had a group of visiting group of students from the University of Manchester and we spent a couple of days up the road at the Highlander Folk School.
Beautiful pictures ?
Is that last photo the Alto Road?
That’s a happy cat!
Trees are like jello — there’s always room for more! Lovely pics — thanks!
Answering in no particular order:
@Raven: Highlander was very near here; that history is a fascinating piece of the goodness that can manifest in the most unexpected places.
@Doug: The Alto Road runs from Sewanee
chirrendown the mountain to Alto. This road intersects the Alto Road off in the distance of that soun to be sunset
@Cathie from Canada: This is, indeed, about eighty miles southeast of Nashville. Close enough for easy access to big city stuff (although we mostly prefer Chattanooga) yet far enough away.
@Hoodie: Do I know you?
@zhena gogolia: That is, indeed, a happy cat. I went by the local animal shelter looking for a male kitten of a certain age and ge picked me out.
Glad you enjoyed the tour.
There’s no place like home. And such a lovely one! Thanks for the pictures.
@HinTN: Welp, can’t seem to edit on this Android running Chrome but
“chirren” was supposed to be “down” and
I love this multiple reply feature!
Lovely photos. Images like this make me long to live in a place with hills.
@HinTN: So peaceful, I want to be there.
(fixed chirren for you)
Very serene is right!
Looks like Roark’s Cove is south of my Grandmother’s farm near College Grove. Wish Tennessee were more hospitable politically, because it is beautiful and the people are lovely. I was born there, but I can’t go back.
Love the sculpture in the window with the maple.
@HinTN: Yep, for those not familiar here’s a rundown of the Highlander Folk School with pictures of Rosa Parks and MLK.
I only went to Dry Cave once, but I must have driven down the road then, headed away from the sunset. Lovely area!
Really nice pics! We viewed the solar eclipse from a state park/area NE of Nashville TN, as I recall the path you must have had a good view from your house.
@mad citizen: We went to Wyoming for the event. The band of totality was north of us and the last time one of these came by it was raining cats and dogs, so we traveled. It was magnificent.
Yes! It is called Emissary.
@WaterGirl: thanks. :^)
West of the Rockies
Thank you for the lovely pictures. First girl I ever loved was from Pulaski, not far from your area. She had moved to northern California for one year. That accent blew my teenaged circuits.
Great scenery around your house and a cute cat too.
@Kristine: Yes, I think of that too, because it’s pretty flat right around where I live but a lake is fairly close by and that has lovely views. I have to drive about 30 minutes to get to the hilly country.
Living in the dizzying area of silicon valley, your pictures provided immediate relaxation. And yearning…
What a lovely place, for which you’ve made it moreso. This will serve as a reminder to return to Nashville for their music scene, and to make time for travel into the countryside.
David ??Booooooo?? Koch
Roarks Cove. A lovely place.
I was born and raised in East Tn and live in Nashville and never heard of it until now. But y’all probably never heard of where I was born so there’s that. LOL