No, not that kinda weed. 🙂 I don’t know what kind this is, but I think it looks tropical.
(made with Canon XS110 and edited in Picnik)
from my perspective
Here’s the third photo I’ve posted of an insect. (or insect shell in this case) We had a few cicadas here in Tennessee this year and I found this shell on a tree near my childrens’ school. I usually like ‘pretty pictures’ but I thought this one was interesting and clear.
15 cicada broods have been identified by Scientist and are described using Roman numerals. Brood XIX, 13-year cicada distribution last emerged in Tennessee in May 1998. Scientists project them to re-emerge in 2011. This Brood was very large. I remember not wanting to even go outside because it looked like an Egyptian Plague. They were swarming and making noise that was almost deafening. I remember going to the post office one day with my husband and I refused to get out of the car. The cicadas were all over the place. One lady was doing the ‘cicada dance’ from her car to the post office door screaming the whole way… No thank you. 🙂
Here’s another photo I took at the Spaghetti Factory in downtown Nashville. This restaurant has several old stained glass windows. I love the colors and the patterns! 🙂
Even though the leaves have only just begun to change here in Tennessee this year, I pulled this photo out from last fall. I took it on Natchez Trace Parkway on a Sunday afternoon when my son and I went for a drive.
Natchez Trace Parkway begins in Natchez, Mississippi and ends near Nashville TN. It is only a two lane road with a speed limit of 40 miles per hour on one long stretch and never exceeding 50 miles per hour on the other portion. It is a very pristine and beautiful drive and is 444 miles long. Commercial vehicles are prohibited and it has numerous historical sites to see along the way. Originally it was a game trail used by Natchez, Choctaw and Chickasaw peoples in the late 18th century.
I have a friend, Rick, who lives near the Trace that told me he drove it everyday for a few years to and from work. He said he would turn on his music and just enjoy the peace and quiet of the landscape every morning and afternoon.
I have driven it from Nashville to Tupelo Mississippi with my mother-n-law and children and I might be a little biased but I think the Tennessee portion is the best.
Tennessee is known for it’s great tasting bar-b-que. This is a photo outside of one of our little bar-b-que restaurants. It’s called Tex’s World Famous Bar-b-Que. I’m not even sure they are still open. I don’t think I’ve seen any cars there. I took a picture of their sign and a few more of the exterior. Here’s a picture of their little display outside by their red wall.
I visited Radnor Lake today at lunch. It’s beautiful there. Saw some chipmunks and walked up the hill to the lake. (so out of shape, huffin and puffin!) 🙂
I took some photos of the flowers and vegetation. Here’s one that I particularly like. Of course, I don’t know what it is. Just some purple berries. 🙂
Here’s a photo that I took while looking out the window of the Tennessee Aquarium on a rainy day in Chattanooga . This is the Market Street Bridge that connects downtown Chattanooga with the North Shore District. I think this is a beautiful bridge. Chattanooga is a wonderful place to visit. It has a lot of things to see and do including Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls and the Tennessee Aquarium.
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton