Weekly Photo Challenge – Ascend

The Chimney Top trail in The Smoky Mountains National Park. Several years ago on our first visit, we were unable to reach the very top of this trail due to the weather.  As you can see it was foggy and the stone was very slippery from the light mist that had fallen all day.   We…

November Recap

The last month of 2017 is here!  My Nikon did not get much use in November, only 33 images to be exact.  Hence not much of a recap here, you have been forewarned. There has been a lot of napping!  Josie & Sir Purrs enjoying some quality time together. After a grocery shopping trip, we…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

Temporary, soon this bottle will be consumed along with this book. This week I was struck with inspiration and decided to use my cell phone for the weekly challenge.  All too often I limit my photos to those taken using my Nikon.

October Recap

October, a month of warm weather turned cold quickly.  The beginning of the month I was in shorts and now it’s fire time! I do love the fall and the beautiful colors of the forest. A delicious plate of fruit goodness, part of our weekly Sunday brunch! Additional touches for The Shanty, solar lights and…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Rounded

Oh, how I miss this little guy, “Cranapple T”.  The kids bought a turtle back when they were first dating.  Then college dorm life happened and we inherited him for a while.  On this particular day, he was intrigued by my camera.  He seemed to thrive at his new country home. Not sure what he…

New parking, pets, total solar eclipse, and flowers – August Recap

The month of August was a whirlwind and suddenly it’s gone.  Hello September, when did you arrive? Shane was busy at the beginning of the month spreading gravel for the new parking area.  The Miatas have been multiplying out here!  (Business is great, a good problem to have.) Justice came to visit (the kid’s dog).  Josie…