"The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped," reads Genesis 8:2, "and the rain from heaven was restrained." The Scene admittedly isn't prone to quoting the Old Testament — we tend to make holy water boil — but it seems appropriate in light of recent meteorological events, no? We can think of no better way to celebrate our city's triumph over the flood waters than to witness something beautiful that Mother Nature hath wrought — something that happens every day, no less, at roughly 5:43 a.m. this time of year.
The best spot to see the sun rise over Nashville is unequivocally atop Love Circle — that is, if you can make it out without having your view obstructed by a certain "rich" country star's intrusive domicile. And if you're planning on getting up that early, you might as well get up even earlier ... at the same time Nashville's eagle-eyed yard-sale scavengers are heading out the door to get the jump on late risers. Summer weekends in Nashville are a veritable neighborhood bazaar of vintage clothes, baby furniture, card-table treasures and crate-digger finds. With just a little haggling, you might just greet the rosy fingers of dawn with a box of lightly used work gloves. Who knows? Maybe you'll find that rain slicker you wish you'd had a month ago. D. PATRICK RODGERS
Sun Rise + Yard Sale