Go with me to one of my favorite local locations: a secret riverside spot that always offers solitude
This spot on Spring Creek, in the countryside outside Nashville isn’t really a secret, but it’s a place I’ve visited many times, and have always been completely alone. I’ve never seen anyone fishing, swimming, or even hiking by on the nearby trail. Of course I had the company of birds, who can be heard happily singing in the video. And occasionally, the hair on the back of my neck stood up — as though the spirits of some of those old ancestors were standing nearby.
It was a hot and sunny day for this latest visit, with the mid-morning light much more direct than I prefer. But the glow of sunlight in the leaves provides a good, strong contrast.
This old stream circumnavigates a large patch of flat meadow that was home to a Mississippian-era Native American village for 300 years, beginning about 1,000 CE.
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