This is where the Big Tree reigns. Standing sentry
over its section of the Coke Lot field, it is beginning
to change into its fall reds and oranges; last fall it was a brilliant
red-orange all over, the only tree on the street to do so.
Behind it is the grove of trees that border the creek,
bisecting the field.
During the racing season at the Speedway,
the field is used for parking and camping by racegoers
and looks like this ...
But for the rest of the year, it is the place
where I go to look for turtles,
take pictures of the moss and mud in the creek and
of the little red berries growing on the shrubs.