During our trip to Tennessee, The Boy and I drove over to the Knoxville Zoo. Since I've been wanting to work more on portraits, here are a few from our visit. (Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and/or a Nikon CoolPix S205) For more … Continue reading Portraits
Taking a long weekend to visit the kinfolk in Tennessee, and as they say in the south, “it’s hot as blue blazes.” Which translates into it’s hot as hell, and I’m living in shorts, even more so than back in Florida. Being that I am interacting with more people in public here than I am … Continue reading Notes from the road
Shades of blue and grey Smoky Mountains call me home Hillbilly at heart * Haiku Friday is hosted by Lou at LouCeeL.
With all my nostalgia over childhood July 4th celebrations, I got homesick for Tennessee. I’m headed back this weekend for our family reunion, an annual tradition of more than 80 years. Apparently, so may my estranged brother ~ my only sibling. Someone who I’ve gone years without speaking to or seeing. Over the last several … Continue reading Reconciliation
Sparklers, and firecrackers, Black snakes and jumping jacks Rockets red glare Bomb bursting in air Gunpowder smell of sulphur The tang of smoke, stinging eyes Apple pie and blackberry cobbler, Coconut and chocolate, pecans and caramel Hand-cranked vanilla ice cream, Cans of bittersweet Hershey’s syrup Eaten by spoonfuls with cousin Danny Under farm wagons turned … Continue reading Old Glory and home of the brave
With gas prices still so expensive, I'm trying to stay closer to home for my photo hunts. Saturday I spent time at some of my favorite local spots, just making a huge loop around town. I took these photos at Henderson Beach State Park, Clement Taylor Park, Maxwell Gunter Recreation Area, and Turkey Creek Nature … Continue reading My own backyard
I feel most alive when I am outdoors Photographing life around me. I become part of the scenery, It becomes part of me... A reflection of my thoughts. Separating us is no longer Possible...