Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Take Me to the River
As my buddy Al Green used to say,
"Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won't you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground."
My morning walks by the river do exactly that. I finish a little sweatier, but as my feet walk the ground, my soul feels cleansed. And so does the writing side of my brain.
And get this: the river that runs by our neighborhood is called the Enoree! Isn't that hilarious?
Oh, sorry, you must not speak Cherokee. Enoree = muscadine!
Yes, muscadines ARE TAKING OVER MY LIFE!
But enough about grapes. Let me show you the wonders of the river. It'll cleanse your soul, I promise.
C'mon. Tanner will lead the way.
Sorry it's blurry, but this dog means business.
Here we are. We're early enough to enjoy the mist.
As we walk the trail, keep your eyes open.
There are all sorts of wild wonders along the way.
(That is goldenrod, right?)
And my two favorites: mushrooms and moss.
And this crazy looking thing, the American Strawberry Bush, also known as hearts-a-burstin'.
Feel refreshed yet? Let's walk home in the sunshine.
Wait a sec...Do you smell something familiar?
Ack! Wild muscadines. See, they ARE taking over my life!
Have a fabulous Wednesday, y'all.
PS. Before you rush off, why not drop down to the river once more? The Soooooul Train is waiting to take you there!