Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stowaway to the International House of Pancakes

This little grasshopper rode with us one evening on a trip from home to the International House of Pancakes. We were amazed at this little bug's ability to hold on even though we were traveling at least 50 mph.


Mandy said...

I've heard of spiders making their home in wing mirrors but the cricket/grasshopper/cicada (whichever it is) is a new one.

Hope said...

I think this is a grasshopper....and he just happened to hitch a ride on our rear-view mirror from home to the International House of Pancakes one evening. That little bug hung on even though we were traveling at least 50 mph. I was amazed at his survival abilities. Worthy of a photograph!

Tanya said...

What a brave little hitch-hiker!

Hyde DP said...

O fabulous - you might like to check out my arachnid from 1999 -

Hope said...

Thanks Gerald for pointing me to your wonderful story of Arrabella and her home. She was quite the survivor and determined to stay put. I admire her for that. I enjoyed the beautiful photos and poetry, haiku, and writings. Thanks so much for sharing this with me.

P.S. I left this same comment on your blog...just wanted to make sure you saw the reply.

10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra

10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."

Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!

10/28/08 ~ Sincere thanks to JM of Oeiras and Environs Daily Photo who has given this award to me. I am truly honored and will enjoy passing this award on to others.

11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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