The one thing I do enjoy about living in small town
America is our late night walks. Usually it's just the
2 of us, but last night the boys and I walked. They are
a couple of goofballs!
Strawberry moonpies...bleh...these have been in the
window for the last week (probably a week and a half since
the festival) and I finally remembered to bring my camera
to document the (lack of) anything growing on them! Gotta
love preservatives! ;)
I forgot to change my white balance on the first
picture, so that's why there's such a color difference.
But I think I like it better than this one. (They were
also closer to the green/blue lights so there's some
added reflection as well. It's not easy shooting in low
light without using your flash!
I am a sucker for a good black & white picture. I
am constantly trying new versions to see which one I
like better. I also like different b&w's for different
things. Buildings and landscapes get different versions
than a portrait would get. I (think) I've found my new
favorite portrait b&w...with 2 options/versions. But
give me time, I'm sure it'll change. :)
We've always avoided it because traffic (and people)
can be crazy. But since we are now in town and can walk,
we went. (Until the rain came.)
Mario! Not really, but he sure looked like him! Glad to
meet some nice neighbors and offer them some chairs. Gotta
love a hometown parade that you can watch from your front porch!
Glad the rain held off until after the parade too!
Hunter was SO PROUD to be walking with a Solider, much
less the Grand Marshall!
Maggie Vaughn (local) TN Poet Laureate
Local weatherman Justin Bruce. Thanks for the banana
We all chuckled at the Veterans having to wear a
Oldies but goodies
Snowbird posing for a picture! Wish he had brought a
little snow to break up our heat wave!
Maison bringing up the rear with the RC cola/Moonpie
Trying on a moonpie hat while waitng for ice cream and
the rain to pass
Nothing makes me happier than finding some beautiful
natural light...and sunset is my favorite time. I am more
aware of light than the actual setting in some cases. Even
driving in the car, I'm always looking for the light. And
when I find it, hopefully I've got a couple of willing
subjects around! ;)
I wasn't the only one enjoying the light either. There
was another photographer in the park taking some wedding
pictures too! It's all about the light! ;)
Prior to arriving, the weather had been cold and
rainy, which equals a cold lake! I'm not one to swim
in a lake...there's a bad childhood memory of a lake,
some ski's and a huge slimy rock that I cannot shake.
Not to mention the things I can't see that like to
nibble. Nope, I'm content to just watch the kids. And
they didn't disappoint. They are always good for a
Riding the waves...if you can find them!
Day 2 brought us a little midnight boat launch
adventure. Never to be forgotten! Everyone was glad
the boat was finally launched and we were ready to
cool off with a ride...although it was still pretty
hot, the breeze helped.
There were several discoveries made during the
weekend. Daddy found a huge turtle on his way back
from picking up fishing worms. WHY he brought it
back to the lake, I'll never know, because they
are everywhere. But being the "cool" dad, he did.
Showed it off and then they let it go.
(This is jumping ahead a few days, but it's all about
discoveries.) The day before we left, I noticed a
bunch of flying bugs. LOTS of flying bugs. So we went
to investigate. What they discovered was pretty cool...
well, to a bug guy and his kid, it was pretty cool! (I
hate that it's a little blurry, but it's a snapshot and
I love it.)