There is nothing we enjoy more than putting the top down on our little sports car and driving through the countryside. On this particular day on one of the back roads, I was provided a perfect opportunity to satisfy the politically incorrect theme. Need I say more?
I haven’t thought about this little house for years, but thanks to our 52-Week Challenge, I thought about it yesterday as I was driving across Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, TN and it made me think of the theme, “Anyone Home?”. As a little girl, my Dad would let me tag along when he went fishing in the Tennessee River just below the Dam and this little house. I was always intrigued with the tiny little house perched high above the railroad tracks and river. It’s the house of the bridge tender, whose job is to raise the bridge when larger vessels travel up or down the river. The little house has no yard, porch or deck but I would imagine the view is spectacular.
Thanks for the memories…I wonder if there was anyone home.
Peregrine Falcons are observed year-round at this site. The CSX Railroad Bridge at Chickamauga Dam is one of only three known nesting locations for the Peregrine Falcon, a Tennessee and Federal Endangered species, in Tennessee.
In the evenings just about sunset, my husband and I frequent a little restaurant along the Sarasota Bay called Mar Vista and on this particular evening we were sitting outside enjoying what only a Sarasota evening can provide when we both noticed the reflections in the moving water. “Look at the water, it’s moving so slowly,” I said “and it reminds me of one of our 52-Week themes.” It was so peaceful and just about the time I positioned my camera towards the water, three people walked across the dock and their red, aqua and orange shirts cast a beautiful reflection in the slowly moving water. Click! Perfect!
When you see someone all alone on the beach, do you ever wonder what he or she is thinking about? Could it be something as simple as winding down after a long day at work, pleasant memories or something deeper such as unhappiness? This particular photo makes me think he is taking this special time alone to relive pleasant memories.