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

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

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

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



Sunset looking west across the Appalachian Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway


Fingers of God pushing through the fog at Mt. Mitchell State Park just off the Blue Ridge Parkway


Night sky over Knoxville, TN

I shared these sky view shots originally on the weekly meme Skywatch Friday. With cold cloudy weather lately, I need to feel the warmth from the memories these separate photo sessions left in my heart. Thanks for including me in your day.

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


Congratulations, Stella! Please, show some blog love by visiting today’s featured photographer and leave a sweet comment.

Have a snaptastic day!

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I see the moon and the moon sees me

Last weekend, Saturday’s 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 Robbin’s ice cream, and a beautiful sky!

The moon was quite visible early in the afternoon. I’m not sure what the moon phase was, but it appeared full.


Click image to enlarge. It really does look better! 300mm, f 5.6, 1/250, ISO 100

A few hours later, when we got home I sat in the car in our driveway trying to capture the ultimate evening moon shot. Thanks to the tutoring of DH, I think I did well. This is my best night photo of the moon yet.

Click image to enlarge. It really does look better! 300mm, f 8, 1/2000, ISO 3200 (click image to enlarge) Added Mother Goose quote to picture.

Image without quote (same as above). Click image to enlarge.

I found an instrumental piece entitled, I See the Moon. Click on link & enjoy! 😉

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

Such a Mama


Congratulations! Please, be kind enough to visit our featured photographer and show some love by leaving a comment. Oh, yes…don’t forget to link up and be sure to “like” your favorite WW image. This may help to decide next week’s featured photographer!


Today’s photo contributions joining other Wordless Wednesday communities on my Daily Blog Hops page, Skywatch Friday, and i heart macro

It’s nice to have your visit and thank you for making me a part of your WW hop. I hope you will decide to come back to share in my photo ops. Be sure to make your presence known by leaving your footprints in my comments. I will happily return the favor by hopping over to your place soon.

Have a wonderful day!







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 grayscale 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 underexposed, as you might imagine. It wasn’t bad. I preferred the image be a bit brighter and bumped the exposure up with Fotor.

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 from around the world for Skywatch Friday. Come join the fun!