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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hello Castle, Goodbye Castle

It's Christmas Eve, and our family will leave the Walt Disney World Resort today and our immersion into a fantasy existence. It's been so much fun! Now the real world beckons . . . but wait, we have a few more days of precious time to spend with our family enjoying the Christmas holidays (in Atlanta, GA). Soon we will be back home in Knoxville, but for now let's enjoy these precious hours with family.

This photo of my daughter was taken in December 2005 when she was two years-old. This was one of her first glimpses of the castle at the Magic Kingdom. Of course, she was fascinated and fell in love immediately with the magic of this place.

Our home during December 12-24, 2008, will be at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (near Orlando). During this time, I will post some of my favorite photos from previous vacations to Walt Disney World (our family's favorite vacation destination).


Anonymous said...

The first time we were there was when our youngest was almost a toddler and she is now 35. The cost to get in or park (don't remember which but think it was to get in) was $27.00 per person.

It is a lovely photo.

Tanya said...

Merry Christmas Hope! Enjoy your family :)

Boise Diva said...

Merry Christmas and welcome home!

Sharon said...

A great photo. I must admit, that castle looks a whole lot more ornate than the last time I saw it.

Lynette said...

Happy holidays to you and yours from Mama, Duncan, Lamont, Leland, Kailey and me in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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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