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A Sea of Beautiful Tulips #WW

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! I was super busy with the A2Z challenge last month, but I did find time to use my camera. On one of our day trips, we headed for the Blue Ridge Parkway, but passed Asheville, North Carolina to go to The Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe, which is in the Biltmore Village plaza and as we left this is what we saw.

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The entrance to Biltmore Estates

Naturally, I asked DH to take me over for a closer look at the hundreds and hundreds of bright, cheery flowers.

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This is the view with Biltmore Estates to my back looking toward Biltmore Village plaza.

We haven’t been to Biltmore in the spring, but seeing all this sea of beautiful tulips made me want to go BAD! *sigh* Oh well, perhaps next spring we’ll have a chance to visit Biltmore in bloom!



 

Have a fototastic day!

Spring Flowers Go Bloom #WW

"Spring Flowers Go Bloom" in Sequoyah Hills Subdivision in West Knoxville.

“Spring Flowers Go Bloom” in Sequoyah Hills Subdivision in West Knoxville.

I’m keeping today’s post short, kittens & dawgs but hope you’ll decide to link your photo contribution below.



I’m sharing today’s post….

Lexa is the hostess of  Celebrate the Small Things. This week I’m celebrating getting to use my big girl camera. Monday we did grocery shopping, but before we got to that tedious job we took a short drive to one of our favorite spots to enjoy spring blooms seen in the above picture. The forecast looked good for Tuesday and we took a day trip to the mountains. It was gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I’m lovin’ this weather!

What are you celebrating?

Brushstroke Spring Flowers Go Bloom

Sharing this Brushstroke App creation of “Spring Flowers Go Bloom” with s-A(R)T-urday.

I’m working on my April A-Z posts and hope you’ll check back on Friday for my first installment of All Things Vintage. Thank you for making me apart of your day and I will hop over to see what you’re sharing soon. Have a fototastic day!

 

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In the valley #photo

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! It’s so nice to see you today. I am participating in the April A-Z Blog Challenge. In order to get ready, then I am rolling all of my photo contributions into this one post and I’m temporarily suspending my featured photographer nomination from here until April 30.

Now, I invite you to link your direct URL to your photo posts below regardless if it’s Wordless Wednesday or another photo hop.



Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains

In the valley of the Smoky Mountains lays the Cades Cove community. It was a gorgeous late winter day, but the temperatures reminded me of spring.

Deer in the woods at Cades Cove

Nearing the end of the 11-mile one-way loop road into the Cades Cove community this little doe bid us goodbye or so I like to think.

I’m sharing today’s post….

Lexa is the hostess of  Celebrate the Small Things. This week I’m celebrating the return of spring. It’s been rather windy, but the temperatures nice. We’ll see more stable conditions after the calendar flips over again. Another thing I’m celebrating is preparing for the #AprilA2Z challenge. This meme takes a lot of time but it’s quite fun and I love researching the daily alphabet prompt for my theme. This year I’m going with All Things Vintage and ask that you join me on the first. Feel free to subscribe to my blog via email (see sidebar for sign-up) so that you don’t miss a single post! What are you celebrating?

Have a fototastic day!

Brushstrokes app creation of doe bids goodbye

Using the previous photo, I created this oil-like painting in Brushstrokes and am sharing it with the s-A(R)T-urday group

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Pre-spring blooms #WW

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! It makes me happy you decided to join me for Wordless or in my case not-so-wordless Wednesday fun. Let’s give a round of applauds to this week’s featured photographer….

 Adventures in Weseland

Congratulation, Patrick! Please go by to see what’s new on Adventures in Weseland and while you’re there be sure to leave your footprints behind in comments. Now, I invite you to link your WW post below.



To enhance your experience, I encourage you to right click on each of my images and select the option, if available, View Image.

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Last week while running errands and soaking up all that spring-like weather my eyes were amazed at the show of pre-spring blooms. Aren’t these purple magnolias beautiful?

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On this particular day the sky was a bit gray, but the clouds were breaking a bit and long after I snapped these shots we saw blue skies.

Pre-spring bloom DSC_6037It was quite windy. Auto-focus was going crazy with all the movement, so I manually focused on this bloom to get a sharp image. Because of where this tree is located I couldn’t get close enough, so I used my long zoom (55mm-300mm) lens for this shot. Considering my distance and the elements working against me this picture turned out rather nice.

This week I’m celebrating pre-spring blooms! What are you celebrating?

Next month, I am participating in the April A-Z Blog Challenge. In order to get ready for it, then from here until the end of April, I am rolling my photo contributions and end of week hops into my Wordless Wednesday post.

Linking with….

Have a fototastic day!

Brushstroke Photo-art Pre-spring bloom (c)2016 Cathy Kennedy

Photo-art link up with s-A(R)T-urday

 

 

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Photographer shooting a photographer shooting deer #WW

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! It makes me happy you decided to join me for {not-so}Wordless Wednesday fun. Let’s give a round of applauds to this week’s featured photographer….

The Piscean Me

Congratulation, Srivi! Please go by to see what’s new on her site and while you’re there be sure to leave your footprints behind in comments. Now, I invite you to link your WW post below.



Don’t you just hate it when you see a picture and something spoils the view? That happens more times than I can count. This time, I decided to work the distraction into my photo. Here’s a photographer (me) shooting a photographer shooting deer in a field in Cades Cove. Did I say that right or is that confusing? Oh well, you get the idea.

Photographer shooting deer in the Smoky Mountains community of Cades Cove

I used Pixelmator to crop, bump color hue, and added copyright inside heart shape to my photo file. If you wanna see a larger image, then right-click, select “View Image” for twice as nice viewing experience.

Excuse my silliness, but this picture spoke to me and I had to follow the voice inside my head.

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Corny? Yeah, just a little, but I hope it made you smile. 😀

This is a longer than usual, please bear with me lovelies. If you visited yesterday, then you know Les from Ink Interrupted, passed the torch to me to take on Three Day Quote Challenge.

On day 2, I like to share this quote…

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The first sentence of Al Lopez’s quote resonates with me, “Do what you love to do and give it your very best.” That’s what I do with all of my passions, but especially with photography. This is something that encompasses more than creativity, but incorporates the art of leisure and fun. This is what I always take away from a day spent photographing.

Would you like to host the 3-Day Quote Challenge on your blog? If you would, then ask me to include you! Today’s, lucky recipient is Patricia. Feel free to accept or decline without repercussions, my friend! See sticky note for guidelines.

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Have a fototastic day!

 

Falls and Fallen Logs #WW

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! It makes me happy you decided to join me for Wordless or in my case not-so-wordless Wednesday fun. Let’s give a round of applauds to this week’s featured photographer….

 Raquel Jiménez

Congratulation, Raquel Please go by to see what’s new on her site and while you’re there be sure to leave your footprints behind in comments. Now, I invite you to link your WW post below.



A couple of weeks ago, we spent the day in this part of the mountains. It was a gorgeous day and an unexpected find. Not that we didn’t know about this place, but we never ventured this portion of the park. Silly us!

Upper Tremont Rd falls beside road

Upper Tremont Road in the Smoky Mountains

This is a tiny portion of a larger waterfall. You’ll want to return on Friday to see another image of falls. I love how the two trees and carpet of moss frames the bottom edge of this photo.

Upper Tremont Rd in Smoky's fungus on fall tree

This is sorta interesting. I don’t know why such strange things like fungus growing on a tree fascinates me and yet it does.

Upper Tremont Rd Smoky Mountains fungus on fallen trees

 

What have you been shooting with your camera lately? Do you enjoy people, scenery, or a combination of both best?

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Have a fototastic day! 😉

 

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Inside a President’s home #WW

Hello, kittens and dawgs! Are you ready to share your photos? Last week, I shared A President’s Home, and as promised I’m sharing a few pictures from inside Andrew Johnson’s Greeneville, Tennessee homestead.

President Andrew Johnson's writing desk

President Andrew Johnson’s writing desk

Before I delve further into my pictorial journal, let me say thank you for visiting and to say it give me pleasure to announce this week’s featured photographer….

 Daily Bread

Congratulation, Jill! Last week, she shared Black and White Wednesday Power Hour which was beautifully written, photographed perfectly, and awesome inspiring. I insist hope that you go by to see what’s new on Daily Bread and while you’re there be sure to leave your footprints behind in comments. Now, I invite you to link your Wordless or (not-so-wordless) Wednesday post below.



Why not ask your friends to join the fun?

I used my big girl camera, Nikon D7000, to photograph the interior of President Andrew Johnson’s home. Low lighting wasn’t prime conditions for shooting without flash, but the moments captured nonetheless. Originals shot in color;  to give the images a warmer quality I applied the sepia filter in Pixelmator photo-editing app to give it a period setting effect.

Sitting by the fire with a good book or cup of tea is picture perfect bedtime routine, but I wonder how the President spent his time there?

Sitting by the fire with a good book or cup of tea is a picture perfect bedtime routine, but I wonder how the President spent his time there?

A top hat on the dresser, a chamber pot near the bed, with a pitcher and washing basin on a nearby table. Symbols of the way life once was and rarely thought of today.

A top hat on the dresser, a chamber pot near the bed, with a pitcher and washing basin on a nearby table. Symbols of the way life once was and rarely thought of today.

I remember when I was a girl my family visited my great-grandparents. Sometimes, we stayed in a small house that belonged to one of their daughters near their home. It didn’t have indoor plumbing. There was no bathroom other than an outhouse. This meant, if a call from nature occurred during the night it was a good idea to have a make-shift latrine like an old coffee can or Pepsi bottle on hand. Water wasn’t easily accessible, either. We had to draw the drinking and bath water from a deep well on the property. That’s the coldest and best tasting water ever, but cleaning up was tricky and always left me feeling like it wasn’t good enough.

In the foyer stands this coat rank. The silver top cane in this photo I was told belonged to our 17th President. What a privilege it was to gaze upon something our President used maybe on a daily basis.

In the foyer stands this coat rank. The silver knob cane pictured belonged to our 17th President. What a privilege it was to gaze upon something our President once used.

The family parlor was a place to entertain guest with live music unlike today in our homes where we stream music.

The family parlor was a place to entertain guest with live music unlike today where we stream music.

I took a few piano lessons when I was in elementary school, but my heart wasn’t in tune to learning. This is something I came to regret as I got older. I wish my mother made me to stick with it. Sure, I might have hated it, but I know I would have thanked her for it as an adult.

The oil lamp prominently on display adds a bit of romance and warmth, but I can't imagine reading by it.

The oil lamp prominently on display adds a bit of romance and warmth, but I can’t imagine reading by it.

There’s a flicker in my memory looking at the lamp in this picture. Something about it reminds me that my grandparents or great-grandparents used oil lamps to light their home and I recall thinking how difficult it was to see by. I wish I remembered more, but I know one thing I’m sure happy to live in a time with all the creature comforts of home. 😀

For a virtual tour inside President Johnson’s home, click here. Thanks for popping in and joining the Wordless or Not-so-Wordless Wednesday fun. Have a fototastic day!

 

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