Gliding Along Into the New Year

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Whew! Finally done with a full, stressful, but productive year of corporate America.  I decided to use my first day off (until the new year – awesomeness!) to de-stress with two of my favorite things – photography and nature.

I hadn’t been over to the Roswell, GA river parks along the Chattahoochee River in a while, so that was my destination yesterday afternoon.

The weather was fairly warm for mid-December (mid-60’s) with beautiful clear skies, which must have been why geese abounded all along the river.  I don’t think I’d seen as many in one place as I had today – their relaxed nature was surely a welcome departure from the hectic  nature of the past couple months.

I’ll have more to share from this visit once I get back in the post-processing groove – that photography break was entirely too long!

Water Under the Walnut Street Bridge

I plan to visit Chattanooga, Tennessee again before the end of the year to see some of the wonderful sights in this city.   Cities with main bodies of water are always an attraction to me – the feeling I get when close to water is soul soothing.

I was especially excited during my last visit to get up close and personal with the Walnut Street Bridge, one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the country.  The geometry of the beautiful blue trusses speak to my engineering mind.  It’s moreso a reminder of how much I wanted to be an architect when I was younger, not necessarily a reminder of my required civil engineering statics and dynamics course from college (that experience is one I do not want to remember, even if I did manage a good grade).

At night during special events, it’s great standing on the bridge and watching the sailboats and yachts light up the waters on the Chattanooga River below.  One day I hope to be one of those yacht owners looking up at the city’s many tourists watching down from above on this beautiful bridge.