A fellow Park Friends board member's wife asked me to do an Old Forest commission for her husband. He's put in tons of hours working on trails in the forest and made a number of trail signs like the one in the sketch.
I'm so grateful to everyone who steps up and takes a bit of ownership for the park. We have people who pick up trash every day, people who clear blocked trails, make long-handled pooper-scoopers for the field, work on flower beds, and a host of other things. It was neat to get to do this commission, as well as just a lovely way to spend a morning in one of my favorite places anywhere.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.