a few blocks down, some train tracks cross our street and they are often a destination on our walks. there is alot to see near train tracks. but, the beauty of our street is that there is also a secret place along the tracks, that is an even better destination...a tree swing. someone installed it years and years ago and we love coming here. in fact, most days when we are there other folks come up too and everyone takes turns. the swing hangs from an impossibly high tree and overlooks a kudzu-filled valley. if you are lucky, a train will come along while you are there, and, while loud, it will remind you how urban this little patch of nature is.
words & photographs by rinne allen