University of Tennessee
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
A Proper Winter in Knoxville
February 13, 2014
These photographs are for Prof. Joe Spruiell,
colleague and friend,
who was in my thoughts as I wandered through these woods.
Snow fell. Schools closed. In the morning, I got on the bike and went out to check it out.
I biked out to the Ijams quarries.
The trees bent over with the weight of the snow.
I visited the Ross Marble Quarry first.
I followed the path down into the quarry.
There were no footprints in the snow at the bottom of the quarry.
Views from the bottom of the quarry.
A few flurries continued to fall.
Then I got back on the trail.
View of the canopy from below.
I went down into Hayworth Hollow.
Huge cubes of stone are littered across the pit.
A snow covered cubic rock.
A suggestion of railroad tracks.
Third quarry, Mead's Quarry is filled with water.
Views of the lake.
Back home, the view down the tree-lined Island Home Boulevard.