• Wordless Wednesday

    Polar Express B&W photo & #Hodgepodge Q&A

    Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! Keeping things simple because I’m in low-key, no stress mode with it being the Christmas season am sharing another view of the Polar Express from our last year’s Bryson City, North Carolina day trip. I’m not going to lie to you the power lines in this photo freak me out but there’s nothing I can do about it if an electric company is inconsiderate in where it places its utilities. Geez, the nerve of some people, right? To off-set the ugliness I converted my photo to B&W  and added a vignette giving it a vintage appeal with Pixelmator.  What do you think?   Next is my Wednesday…

  • Wordless Wednesday

    Revisiting B&W #WW @peekababy

    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  

  • Skywatch Friday

    #SWF: One foggy morning

    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…. ~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!

  • Skywatch Friday

    #SWF: Courthouse clock

    Funny, every time I think of courthouse clocks it reminds me of Back to the Future. What about you? 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. I even captured a nice reflection below. 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…

  • Wordless Wednesday

    #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. 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…

  • B&W Weekend

    #B&W weekend no.1

    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… 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…

  • Wordless Wednesday

    Photo Op

    Sunsphere World’s Fair (1982) Park in Knoxville, TN For the past several months, I’ve participated in a weekly meme known as Wordless Wednesday. If you’re not familiar with this hop, then allow me to explain how I perceive the way it works. Your aim is to post a photograph – yours or borrowed without any words. Hints the “wordless” part, but I have found many, including myself cannot refrain from including some sort of descriptive content. I think most folks do not mind one way or another, just as long as people are sharing in the fun. Which ever you choice to do – wordless or not-so-wordless, you then link…