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Revisiting B&W #WW @peekababy

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Hello, kittens & dawgs! It’s hump-day already. As the old saying goes, it’s all down here the rest of the way. I’m ready to slide right into Friday, aren’t  you?

This month I’m taking a look back on photos I posted or ran short on time to share. Regardless of which category my images fall under; new-to-you or not, I’m doing a Revisiting series and I hope you enjoy taking a peak. This morning, I’m Revisiting B&W picks

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The Volunteer statue in downtown Knoxville

 

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#SWF: One foggy morning

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In case you missed the news, I’m taking a wee break this month. I scheduled my photo posts ahead with the anticipation that you would stop by. Today’s Skywatch Friday contribution is a foggy morning at Moses Cone Manor….

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This past June, I shot this old house in color, but the ambiances demands the full affect of B&W for Halloween, don’t you agree? Do you sense the eeriness now?!

~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~

Let me say, Thank you for making me apart of your day and although, I’m unplugged I will return visits to anyone who leaves a comment.  Until we meet on the other side of the lens next, have a fototastic day!

#SWF: Courthouse clock

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Funny, every time I think of courthouse clocks it reminds me of Back to the Future. What about you?

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south end of the street looking north

This morning’s SWF view I am taking you back to Tennessee’s oldest city, Jonesborough. I featured this community a couple of times, most recently this past April. If you missed it, then you can take a peek here. This is Jonesborough’s downtown historic district.

I’m drawn to the courthouse clock this visit.

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I even captured a nice reflection below.

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Sharing this photo with Weekend Reflections

From the north end of the Main Street, I decided to take the below picture. The power or phone lines distracted my view but I didn’t let that stop me from taking the shot. I simply worked around it.

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Linking my B&W photo with The Weekend in Black and White hop…maybe. I did some photo-editing to drop the noise. I haven’t perfected the technique but I am happy with the results. Please be kind, if you enlarge my image and see my flaws.

Pictured is my father-in-law because his car while on leave. He's visiting his folks in southern WV. Doesn't he look sharp? There is something about a man in a uniform that makes him look, especially handsome looking, don't you think?

Pictured is my father-in-law because his car while on leave. He’s visiting his folks in southern WV. Doesn’t he look sharp? There is something about a man in a uniform that makes him look, especially handsome looking, don’t you think? Sharing with my Flashback Friday buds.

 ~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~

Before you go, you may want to link your photographic wonder to this week’s WW linkup party, here. Thank you for making me apart of your day.  Please leave your comments footprints so that I know you came and I will hop over to your place soon.

Linking up with photographers across the globe in Skywatch Friday and for more weekend photo connections, look under my Daily Blog Hop page at the top. Have a foto-tastic day!

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#WW: Christmas bear #photo

One Christmas season many years ago when our daughters were very tiny we were browsing the Apple Valley Country Store in Townsend, TN (located west of Pigeon Forge across Wears Valley) when we came across the little brown bear below.
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At the time, our daughters were only 2 and 4 years old. This little guy attracted DD#1’s like a moth to a flame. This is what she wanted to get her daddy for Christmas. Finances were tight. DH lost his job due to cutbacks. I didn’t know how we would make ends meet let alone buy Christmas presents that year. I tried explaining to this tiny person our situation and the moment I said, No, we can’t take the bear home because mommy doesn’t have the money, I saw the pain in her eyes through crocodile tears spilling onto her cheeks.  It wasn’t a tantrum. She was genuinely crushed that she couldn’t give it to her daddy and to give the little bear a home. I crumbled and put the charge on my nearly maxed credit card. We decided on the name Christmas bear or Chris for short.

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Fast forward…the year 2001. I was in the hospital. DH and my three little darlings, who were quickly growing up, brought flowers and the small blonde bear to me. We named my bear, but her name escapes me. Anyhow, I placed the two bears together because they remind me of sweethearts and they still sit together to this day in their special place.

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I often think back on a little girl wanting to buy this toy for her daddy and I’m happy I took the risk, considering our circumstances, to place a smile on her little face. This sweet memory is always with me and brings great joy every time I see Chris snuggled with his sweetheart happily in our bedroom.

~Images captured with Nikon D7000 & Nikkor 105mm micro lens. ~

Sending a round of applauds and cheers to this week’s featured photographer…

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Thank you for making me apart of your day.Today’s photos are a contribution on several of the fine Wordless Wednesday communities found on my Daily Blog Hops Page.   Please leave your comments footprints so that I know you came and I will hop over to your place soon. Have a foto-tastic day!

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#B&W weekend no.1

My paternal grandmother holding my daddy. Photographed about 1939.

My paternal grandmother holding my daddy. Photographed about 1939. Linking photo to Flashback Friday

I’m participating in the #IWSG monthly challenge. This week, I gave the group a snippet from a story inspired by my grandma (pictured above).

My last B&W contribution for this weekend’s edition…

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A robin redbreast sitting pretty in a tree this past spring. Linking photo to B&W Wednesdays and The Weekend in Black and White

Little Robin Redbreast
By Anonymous

Little Robin Redbreast
    Sat upon a tree;
Up went Pussy-cat,
    Down went he.
Down came Pussy-cat,
    And away Robin ran;
Says little Robin Redbreast
    “Catch me if you can.”
Little Robin Redbreast
    Hopped upon a wall;
Pussy-cat jumped after him,
    And almost got a fall.
Little Robin chirped and sang,
    And what did Pussy say?
Pussy-cat said “Mew,”
    and Robin flew away.

Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)

 

Please check out Daily Blog Hops for more weekend photography memes to link and share. Have a fototastic day!

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