I was lucky enough to go for a walk to view ‘my mountains’ this morning and watch the sunrise. #sunrise #mothernaturesbeauty #photography #sunrisephotography #blogget
A week ago I went to the Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival in Townsend, Tennessee. The balloons were beautiful, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Smokies. As the sunset over the Smokies the balloons lit up! And I even got to go for a ride in one of the balloons and can now check that off my bucket list! #photography #hotairballoons #bucketlist #photographyblog #nightphotography
This flowering plant (which I thought was a weed) grows along the roads here in Tennessee. It is a member of the daisy family ~ who knew? It is also the national emblem of Scotland! #thistle #photography #blog #flowerphotograpy
The Rose of Sharon is a member of the Hibiscus family and it’s large, flat blossoms and nectar attract hummingbirds and bumblebees.
They came, they ate and they hit the road!
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Endangered species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct.May 29, 2019
I’ve been trying to photograph hummingbirds at my feeder and it’s been quite the challenge.
Recently I went to the Butterfly Festival at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Watching and photographing these beauties was an amazing experience.
They say the if you see one fly by you, it symbolized transformation and re-birth. They bring change, transformation and new opportunities. Therefore, they say if you see a monarch butterfly flying around you – it just might be a sign that you need change.
While traveling the backroads of Tennessee I have seen some amazing abandoned cars.
Grassy Cove is an enclosed valley in Cumberland County, Tennessee. The valley has been designated as a National Natural Landmark because of its karst formation (sinkhole). It’s beautiful there and I have recently been there to take photos.