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.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Counting My Blessings

I count my blessings everyday for my precious children. This photo was taken November, 2005, at Thanksgiving. Daughter (2 years-old at the time of this photo) did not want to wear her homemade pilgrim hat . . . but son (5 years-old then) was very happy to show off the Native American feathers he colored in Kindergarten class.

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all!


JM said...

So cute!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tanya said...

Happy Thanksgiving Hope! The kids look too cute!
Have you heard the latest controversy now that some group has stirred up about not wanting kids to wear the native American/pilgrim attire? So silly!

Jim said...

They look very cute. I hope you and your family has a great Thanksgiving.

Denise said...

That's a really joyful photo Hope, and your children are adorable in their Thanksgiving hats. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, all of you :)

JT said...

As Tanya mentioned, the controversy of kids wearing the native American/pilgrim attire is so petty. I can understand how certain groups can harbor anger from the memory of how their ancestors were treated, but what about celebrating a time in history--if even one day--that perhaps people of different cultures did come together and share a meal of thanksgiving?

I love this time of year and what it represents. The photo of your kids helps bring home the meaning of Thanksgiving.

JT said...

As Tanya mentioned, the controversy of kids dressing up like Native Americans and Pilgrims is so petty.

I can understand that certain groups can harbor anger about what happened to their ancestors, but what's wrong with celebrating one day that perhaps people of different cultures did come together and share a meal of thanksgiving? Should that one day not be honored?

Hopefully the photo of your kids help bring home the true meaning of this great American tradition.

Boise Diva said...

Hug the babies, eat much, and sleep well!

Leedra said...

Memories. Aren't they great?

gogouci said...

Happy Thanksgiving from across the nation. Have a great time with your "blessings" today.

Kate said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We began our day by helping deliver 15,000 Thanksgiving dinners to needy families. Yup! That's correct...15,000 delivered by 5,000cars with 3 dinners in each driven by volunteers. (My husband and I were one of the caravan). Organized beautifully. More tomorrow on my blog! Come visit to see the operation.

marley said...

What a pair of cuties! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Hope :)

Lois said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too and thanks for visiting my blog! Your pictures are great. I have some relatives in Knoxville, but haven't been there in years. It is a beautiful place.

crittoria said...

Too cute! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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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