Knoxville...

…. I took my new house guest up to Knoxville yesterday and spent the afternoon touring Knoxville’s “Old City” in a driving snow-storm…. It was surreal….. there was hardly anyone was on the streets as we blundered from pub to restaurant to pub in search of darker beer….

… we ended our day ensconced at McLeod’s on the corner of Market Square…. the snow was melting as soon as it touched the street, but watching it as the wind drove it down and around the multistoried buildings was hypnotizing….. wind-driven snow is like that, I guess…. especially when combined with pints of White Mule, Downtown Brown, and Stella…..

….. I exited I-75 at Sweetwater on the drive back southwards and took the backroads home…. Slow, quiet, and lazy through the cold weather…..

…. the snow kept falling…. and melting….. and I kept up my even pace….

… halfway home, through the dizzying shower of flakes, it hit me…

…it’s odd to brace yourself against the wind and snow as you hurry down alleys and sidewalks – seeing nature’s beauty steadily intrude upon civilization’s architecture… but to see the same snow continue to fall as city fades away to countryside in the rearview mirror, well, it struck me as all the more strange….

… love winter, or hate it, there is just something divine about watching snowflakes fall…..

by Eric on February 18, 2007 | Bullshit (5) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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Hah! Snow in Tennessee! What'll they think of next?

Bullshitted by Elisson on February 18, 2007 10:37 AM

I've got plenty of snow. I am thinking more about the beer... ;-)

Bullshitted by Richmond on February 18, 2007 06:00 PM

I'm with Richmond, except switch the "beer" to "wine"...

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on February 18, 2007 08:35 PM

"there is just something divine about watching snowflakes fall….." unless your are driving into them at 45 mph on the Interstate at night and then they're dangerously hypnotic ... particularly with a few pints on board!

Bullshitted by wil on February 18, 2007 09:56 PM

Eric,
You should have been here in Indiana last week. I'd have cured you of that snow fascination real quick. We're finally melting today.

Bullshitted by Jerry on February 19, 2007 08:35 PM