Saturday, May 5, 2012

Country Roads, Take Me Home







Take Me Home, Country Roads







Yesterday I headed out to a new walking trail/park near our house.  Clint had been walking there a couple of times.  We were on different schedules yesterday, I walked a little later and took my camera.  These photos were made during my walk.  John Denver's song, Take Me Home, Country Roads came to mind and how I always loved that song.  I was thinking of the scenes before me, the walking trail stretching before me looking like country roads. The country roads I had missed so badly when I lived in Texas.  So many scenes, scents, and sounds from yesterday had reminded me again how much I had missed Tennessee.


I continued to walk and snap pictures, all the while with John Denver's lyrics flowing through my head.  William P. Young had written about how we all have a "Great Sadness".  I could not help but think when I read this book my "great sadness" was being away from home ... Tennessee.


















And driving down the road I get the feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday.










All my memories, gathered 'round her ...









Miners' Lady, stranger to blue water ...






Life is old there, older than the trees ...











"East Tennessee", mountain mama ...
 







Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eyes.










Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze ...








I hear her voice in the morning how she calls me.





Hot and tired after walking two miles, I got to the car and hurriedly turned on the air conditioning.  The radio started with the first word not quite audible but the following words I could plainly hear ... "...Mountain mama, take me home, country roads".  I could barely believe that "Country Roads, Take Me Home" was playing on the radio when I started the car.  I could not help but get a little emotional at that time, I had to sit there for a few minutes.  Author Squire D. Rushnell
writes of When God Winks.  I felt this moment was definitely a God wink for me.





The radio reminds me of my home far away. 




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6 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Wow! That was spooky, with that John Denver song playing when you got back into the car. How amazing was that?! Stunning photos for us to look at. I love the blue of the cornflowers. Every shot was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your walk with us!

Clint said...

"I hear her voice...in the mornin' hours she calls me...."

Great shots of our walkway in the country.

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Carol Blackburn said...

Great post, Cindy.... oh, I love when things like that happen. What a blessing you received. :)

Nova said...

Nice walk and beautiful nature. No wonder that you heard this song in your ears.

Have a beautiful sunday and greetings to you and Clint

Emma said...

Beautiful photos Cindy! That's so funny that the song came on in the car! The scenery is amazing, I would love a lazy sunday walk right now in a similar location!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Emma x