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Kong Rules the night with a peak-a-boo moon #WW

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Good morning, kittens and dawgs!  Earlier in the August, I shared an older photo I took of King Kong with my little point n’ shoot, here. On the night we were in the mountains to watch the Perseids meteor showers when the weather just wasn’t gonna have as to do much in the way of star-gazing I finally got a chance to take a night picture of King Kong.


And, while we couldn’t see shooting stars overhead the moon played peek-a-boo with us and I was able to catch it when it came out from behind the clouds for this shot.



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I’m making headway on repairing broken links and videos, but it’s not getting done fast enough to suit me. Next week, I’m thinking about stepping away for just a bit to try to get this job done.  Today’s photo contribution for (not-so) Wordless Wednesday I plan to share with photo enthusiasts from around the globe participating in Skywatch Friday.

Next up, Friday Sillies and more Friday fun stuff!



Have a fototastic day!





#ComeBackToBed #TrentTomlinson

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I’m still on my country music roll, kittens and dawg. I just can’t seem to shake it, but the picks that stick in my head are the ones that really put a groove in my soul.

Let me say something, unless a country artist has a ginormous name in the industry then chances are very good I won’t recognize newer talent. It doesn’t always mean I haven’t heard their music. It’s just I never paid attention before now and since I’m listening to iTunes Country station A LOT lately, then I’m taking note of the songs/artists I like.

For the most this morning’s artist has more old country twang to suit my taste, but he has a single that plays often that I really enjoy and that’s the purpose behind Saturday Songsuasion to share the new-to-me with you. Why not give a listen to Trent Tomlinson 2014 release Come Back To Bed.

It’s a good beat I won’t buy an entire Trent Tomlinson album, but THIS song? Yep, it has that taste of country rock making it a winner with this gal! How about with you, is it a winner?


What songsuasion is moving you?



In keeping with last week’s selfie humor…



Oopsie, you know you’re gonna be dead!


What’s making you smile this morning?


Linking with Claudia on s-ART-urday

Linking with Claudia for #s-ART-urday with Project 10! My photo-art creation is a mesh up of three original photos and the use of a Creative Market Anton Wicked Watercolor Area3 brush which was offered as a freebie recently.The short poetry piece is an original work, too. My inspiration for the boats in the sky comes from a photo DH did years ago of a double exposure of boats in the sky and I believe he took a picture at the same spot or very close to where I capture my own image of the boats.



That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share! What’s next? How about a little Monday Mewzik & Mewzings


Have a songsational Saturday!


Revisiting Sky View Shots #WW @Purfylle

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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 Sky View Shots.


Sunset across Fort Loudon Lake near west Knoxville

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I see the moon and the moon sees me

Last weekend, Saturdays weather was wet. We decided to stay around town. This means, no day trip and no photo essay. Not all was lost, though.

Mother’s Day was gorgeous. We spent it leisurely driving around town looking at property. A Sunday afternoon drive soothes the soul. Everything about the day was relaxing ~ the weather, a picnic of Five Guys’ hamburgers, Baskin Robbins ice cream, and a beautiful sky! Continue reading

Skywatch Friday: The raven and the moon

This week when I stepped outside to take the trash curbside, the sun was bursting in the morning sky. The air was bright and crisp. Didn’t the calendar say it was spring? It seems Old man winter wasn’t going down without a fight.

Ravens resting in a tree

  Ravens resting in a tree. Fotor “gray popper” effect. (f-length 300, f-stop 10, exp time 1/640, ISO 800)

I wanted to experiment with my 55-300mm lens, which I do not use often. It’s heavier than I care to handle regularly, and find its an inconvenience to change when we’re on the go. That I hope to correct with our next outing, but on Tuesday I caught a photo of two ravens perched in a bare tree in the distance.

The birds and trees appeared almost like a silhouette against the sky. I knew I would photo-edit the shot to gray scale later after previewing the image. That would suit the picture best, I thought,  with the morning chill biting my fingers making them ache from the cold. Although the sun was glorious, I failed to capture anything worthy to share. I need to practice shooting with my zoom lens and have plans to do that soon.

Instead, I will show you a night shot I took at the beginning of the month. We had just gotten home with my camera and 18-105mm telephoto lens in hand, I captured my first descent moon picture.

First-quarter moon phase

First-quarter moon phase (f-length 105mm, f-stop 5.6 exp time 1/500 ISO 100)

It would have been excellent had I used my longer lens, but I didn’t. The original image was slightly under exposed, as you might imagine. It wasn’t bad. I preferred the image be a bit brighter and bumped the exposure up with Fotor.

Next next time, we have a gorgeous nightly sky  I vowed to swap my lens out. I won’t promise success in my endeavors, but at least I will try to get what I want without settling. There is so much to re-learn, but in time things will stick.

Linking up with other photographers each Friday from around the world for their skywatch perspective, here. Come join the fun!