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.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Checkers at the Cracker Barrel

A game of Checkers is always nice after a delicious meal at the Cracker Barrel!

17 comments:

Jim said...

I love Cracker Barrel, but for some reason your photo isnt showing up yet.

Tanya said...

Hope, the picture isn't loading :( But I do love the Cracker Barrell!

Hope said...

Hi Jim,

Oh no...not again. Abraham L. had trouble viewing one of my photos on a post a few days ago. I'm not sure what's going on with Blogger! I'll have to check on this! Thanks for letting me know.

Hope said...

Tanya...sorry about the picture trouble. I'm trying to check this out. :( Is anyone else having trouble?

Knoxville Girl said...

Ha! That's like Alice in Wonderland! I do love me some Cracker Barrel.

andrew|foderaro said...

I can see the picture and it looks wonderful!! ... this picture is great at capturing the joy in the small things of life... sitting on the porch of a cracker barrel!! also really like the small aspects like how the shadows fall on the wall ... Great Picture!

Hilda said...

Oh, Hope, she's adorable! I love the rocking chair too. And the wonderfully scratched checkerboard. :)

Laurie said...

Another great shot, Hope. Love that worn checker board and that beautiful bright smile.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a stunning portrait. Wow. She is a real beauty.

As long as we have gone to the Cracker Barrel I have yet to see a checker board. This is a new one to me. A first...

That sort of reminds me that I just finished a story about my first theft and the price I paid for it.

It is on http://gordonohio.blogspot.com/ if you are interested.

crittoria said...

Great idea, and a great photo op!!

ken mac said...

Those checkers are practically bigger than she is. Cutey!

ken mac said...

and dang it, no Cracker Barrels in NYC. I could use a good meal about now..

Rambling Round said...

We love Cracker Barrel too! Cute picture.

Tanya said...

Great picture Hope...love the vintage-y checker board and your cutie patootie!

Marcel said...

She is adorable. You are a very lucky mom!
I have never been to a Cracker Barrel and had never heard on one until this post. I guess we do live in the back woods.

jill said...

We LOVE Cracker Barrel, but alas there are none in Oregon! They would make a fortune if there were as there are no restaurants around here even remotely similar. And your little cutie is so photogenic.

Kala said...

This picture made me smile! That checkers table is huge!! So much fun! i love it!



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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