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My 12 Favorite Photos from 2015 #WW

Brevard NC Soda Shop Jan 2015

Brevard NC Soda Shop Jan 2015

I hope the holiday season was a light and festive one for you, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m delighted you included me in your day and I’m eager to share 2016 with you.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee while you enjoy my top 12 favorite photos from 2015.

 

Maggie Valley North Carolina snow tubing

Maggie Valley North Carolina snow tubing

Mingus Mill in Cherokee, North Carolina

Mingus Mill in Cherokee, North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Mt Mitchell State Park

Blue Ridge Parkway Mt Mitchell State Park

Chimney Rock, North Carolina waterfall shot and moon

Chimney Rock, North Carolina waterfall and moon shot

Linnville Falls, North Carolina rhododendron blooms

Linville Falls, North Carolina rhododendron blooms

Pineola, North Carolina lake community

Pineola North Carolina lake community

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cades Cove community

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cades Cove community

Mabry Mill in the fall

Mabry Mill in the fall

Little Pigeon River near Chimney's Picnic area

Little Pigeon River near Chimney’s Picnic area

Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Christmas in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Christmas in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

I hope you’ll link up and join the fun with other photo enthusiasts across the net and I would certainly appreciate a little blog love in sharing the mews with your friends!



Want more #WW link ups? Check “Daily Blog Hops” at the top of my home page to continue the fun!I I hope you’ll come back for my first edition of Skywatch Friday in this new year. 🙂 Have a fototastic day!

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#a2zchallenge Jonesborough, Tennessee on SkywatchFriday

Participating in the A-Z Challenge keeps me on my toes. I am making a sincere attempt in getting my posts composed the day before to near completion. I am a diamond in the rough when it comes to polishing my work. I find it necessary to go over my posts several times until I’m satisfied. Do you do this or are you an easy-as-you-pleasy, post popper?

For the alphabet prompt, I will share archived photos from 2012 of the small community Jonesborough, Tennessee.

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We visited Jonesborough shortly after I got my big girl camera (Nikon D7000) in July 2012. These photos are not the best, but more importantly, I had fun experimenting with my new camera capturing pictures of a beautiful historic town.

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Chester Inn

Chester Inn

The only building we went inside was the Chester Inn. The street level entrance accesses a museum.  No sooner had we darkened the doorway when a summer cloudburst poured out buckets of rain. We enjoyed half an hour walking past articles of history while waiting out the rain. The gal behind the counter offered to give us a tour upstairs, but the staircase was too narrow to suit my claustrophobic self. In retrospect, I wish I had pushed past my anxieties and climbed that stupid staircase. The good news is Jonesborough isn’t far from us, so another time will make itself available for us to do just that.

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Eureka House

Eureka House

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Christopher Taylor House

Christopher Taylor House

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Interesting facts about Jonesborough:

  • Jonesborough is Tennessee’s oldest city established in 1779
  • Listed as one of the top ten most haunted towns in America
  • Storytelling Capital of the World
  • Receives about 100,000 from around the world annually
  • Home to a Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site, where you can see the remains of shovel-tusked elephant, a semi-aquatic pot-bellied rhino, a saber tooth tiger, red panda, alligator, and a humpless camel.

When we were there in 2012 the streets were under construction. The city was burying utility lines underground to bring back the simplicity and charm from the 1700s era. According to Jonesborough’s officials, this job is complete. With that in mind, this will make another excellent day trip destination on weekend soon!

Linking up with other photographers from around the world for Skywatch Friday.  Come join the fun!

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