After my older son had gone back to his university today, my younger son suggested he drive me over to a place they'd found while they were out walking. He thought I'd like the view and he's eager to take any opportunity to get behind the wheel.
It's probably half a mile from our house, located on a hillside.
Right now there are only a few houses so the land is still scrubby and undeveloped. Which is how I prefer it.
He parked the car and we walked along the road for a bit. I bet the coyotes have a field day out here at night.
The Smokies are off in the distance, a shadowy backdrop to the farms here. Appalachia has its problems, but a lack of beauty isn't one of them.