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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


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