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Monday, December 30, 2013

Dark skies


Late afternoon a few days ago just north of Pulaski, Tennessee, U. S. A.
There was no post processing on this photo.  The sky really looked like this.







Saturday, December 28, 2013

Soaring low 2



Northwest Alabama, The Shoals, Tennessee River, Wheeler Dam, Wilson Lake, Lauderdale and Lawrence Counties

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Visitors



There were at least thirty of these Cedar Waxwings in one of our Bradford Pear trees a few days ago on the first day of Winter. For a short time, that is, as they were gone in just a few minutes.  I didn't see them at all the rest of the day.  It was fortunate that they chose my place to rest and that I was outside with the camera while they were passing through.  Also, I hope they made it through OK, because it was over 70 degrees and there was a very windy storm front with tornado potential just to their west.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas



The Magnolia Wreath
Milky Way Farm
near Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, U. S. A.
(use my label Milky Way Farm to see more)



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas topiary



Christmas decor
This looks like a Rosemary topiary.  A little Rosemary goes a long way for me.  It isn't my favorite herb seasoning.


Milky Way Farm
near Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, U. S. A.
(use my label Milky Way Farm to see more)










Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stairway to . . .



 . . . second floor bedrooms at Milky Way Farm
Near Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, U. S. A.
(use my label Milky Way Farm to see more)


Monday, December 9, 2013

Milky Way Farm



My dinner table is ready for Christmas dinner.

Just Kidding!!!

This is not my home. lol  This is the massive dinner table, which seats forty, at The Milky Way Farm near Pulaski, in Giles County, Tennessee, U. S. A.

The farm was owned by Franklin Mars, of Mars Candy.  He built the mansion in the 1930s.
The farm holds various tours and events during holiday seasons.

See more on their website.

(use my label Milky Way Farm to see more)


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Another Smoky Mountain Sunrise



Another sunrise from our cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in October 2013.

Mt. LeConte just to the right, Great Smoky Mountains National Park







Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Smooth water



Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, U. S. A.
I was able to try a long exposure water shot using a neutral density filter on our trip to the Smokies in October.  The water is a little too smooth for me.  If it hadn't been so cold, I would have tried a few at f8 and f11 which should have shortened the shutter time open, therefore lessening the water movement blur.

Also, the best thing would have been for me to be standing in the middle of that stream, with a wider lens and the camera positioned more near the water level.

Maybe next time. (when I'm younger, more fit, and have wading boots)

f16, 25 sec exposure, ISO 100, with 1.8 ND filter




Friday, November 29, 2013

Ok, it's over



Thanksgiving, that is. So it is OK to start Christmas things.
However, I'm not sure that I'm done with fall.





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hedge apple green



A contrast to the bright pinky red mum of yesterday.
I picked up these hedge apples at the golf course.  I certainly hope they don't mind.



Sunday, November 24, 2013

PInky red



Thought I should catch these mums that a friend brought me before they are too far gone.



Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On the other side



There seemed to be some interest in what was on the other side of the Mt. Zion swinging bridge that I posted the other day.   There is a pasture on the other side and one day in 2010, these gals, and possibly some guys, were there.




Then, on down the road a bit, some of their friends had just been called for feeding.


As far as crossing the bridge, yes, I have crossed it and it seems to be in pretty good shape.  It seems to have been built sturdily and has had some work done in recent years.

Use my "Mt. Zion" label for more.






Rurality Blog Hop #41

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Soaring low



Northwest Alabama, The Shoals, Tennessee River, Wheeler Dam, Wilson Lake, Lauderdale and Lawrence Counties

Monday, November 18, 2013

Noblit Cemetery



Isn't that a pretty blue sky.  Straight out of the camera.  I did no editing.

Noblit Cemetery, Sugar Creek Road, Giles County, Tennessee







Saturday, November 16, 2013

Swinging bridge



Mt. Zion, Giles County, Tennessee, U. S. A.


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Weekly Top Shot #109

with Madge Bloom at The View From Right Here



Friday, November 15, 2013

Got fish




Northwest Alabama, The Shoals, Tennessee River, Wheeler Dam, Wilson Lake, Lauderdale and Lawrence Counties






Thursday, November 14, 2013

Profile



Northwest Alabama, The Shoals, Tennessee River, Wheeler Dam, Wilson Lake, Lauderdale and Lawrence Counties