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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Walk in the Park

A couple walks through World's Fair Park in Knoxville, TN.

The Chocolate Factory is on the left and the Knoxville Museum of Art (the building with the eyes - lol) is on the right.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Life Savers

at the end of the lazy river . . .

Photo taken with a $10 disposable underwater camera from Walgreens!

(photo taken Summer 2008)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hello, Summer!

My son enthusiastically entering the pool no matter the consequences!

Ouch! Do you remember doing belly flops during your own childhood?

Photo taken with a $10 disposable underwater camera from Walgreens!

(photo taken Summer 2008)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cowboy Found on City Sidewalk

This pigeon's treading on dangerous ground!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Splash Park !

The kids played at the splash park in our hometown this evening.... for the first time this Spring.

This photo was taken last year at the same splash park Spring 2008.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Don'tcha Just Love the Bass Pro Shop?

If my kids had anything to do with it....this four-wheeler would have been sold at hello.

Friday, April 24, 2009

World's Fair Park ~ Knoxville

Green space! We enjoy bringing our kids here!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Skipping, running, jumping with Joy!

Photo taken with my iPhone.

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Sidewalk Wanderer

We ate lunch at Aubrey's Restaurant at Northshore & Papermill after church on Easter Sunday. I snapped this photo of our daughter walking ahead on the winding sidewalk leading to the restaurant.

Letting her walk a little bit ahead of me is OK, I guess, under certain circumstances. She feels a little bit independent and, yet, she really is still under our watchful eyes.

Photo taken with my iPhone.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Cola for country folk? Carbonated beverages for East Tennesseans? Spell Check needed?

I snapped this photo from the Chuck E. Cheese parking lot in West Knoxville.

Photo taken with my iPhone.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Eggs to Dye For!

The kids having some fun dyeing Easter Eggs. The colors turn out sooo much brighter if vinegar is used instead of water in the dye kit. But, as the kids soon found out, it's some STINKY fun!

Photo taken March 2008.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail

Easter Bunny fun at Red Top Mountain State Park in north Georgia.

Photo taken in April 2006.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paper Birch Tree ~ and a Smile

Daughter poses by a Paper Birch tree . . . . an unusual tree which has layers of paper-thin bark that peels off in sheets.

Photo taken with my iPhone.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hike the AT? Yes, I Can Do That!

Daughter was all-set to begin hiking the Appalachian Trail! And while wearing her flip-flops, too! Husband had to be the voice of reason and practicality. Not today, honey. We'll come back when we're better prepared. He was an Eagle Scout back in the day and does know best. I admire my daughter's curiosity and spirit of exploration, though!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Clingmans Dome Observation Tower

The Clingmans Dome observation tower is quite impressive, and the views of the Great Smoky Mountains seen from this lookout point are even more breathtaking! I just love the retro design of this concrete tower which was built in 1959.

You can see my husband and 2 children in this photo. They are just entering the observation deck from the pathway. As is sometimes the case, I am trailing along behind snapping photos.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sky View from Clingmans Dome

I took this photo from the trail leading to Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I was so fortunate to capture the bird in flight. The visibility was high on this day. Normally the mountains are shrouded in mists and clouds.

Quoted from the National Park Service website . . .

"At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi."

To read more about Clingmans Dome visit the website.

Happy SkyWatch Friday! To see more SkyWatch photos from around the world visit Skyley at

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I Have an Idea....Let's Eat at the Steak & Shake

I took the kids to eat at the Steak & Shake yesterday afternoon. They really liked it! Good food, crayons and puzzle menus, old-time diner decor (which our family is a fan of), and foldable-paper classic cars for the kids to play with and take home.

For myself....I'm always a fan of hamburgers, fries, and a milkshake! And a night off from cooking can be a good thing, too.

Photo taken with my iPhone.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Theme Day: Yellow

The Vagabondia store on Knoxville's Market Square has brickwork painted a beautiful pastel shade of Yellow.

Enjoy seeing other examples of yellow found all around the world during April's Theme Day of Yellow!

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Looking for a Golden Rock

Oh, to have the imagination of a child!

Photo taken with my iPhone.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Photographer's Assistant

This is my husband at our son's flag football practice in August 2005. Our daughter was a very able and helpful photographer's assistant at age 21 months!

Our kids have been exposed to cameras from their very first moments after birth until now and are very willing to pose for us!

One day this may change. I hope not.

The day they roll their eyes at me and say, "Oh, Mom, do you have to take a picture?" ....that day will break my heart.

Hopefully, I'll have no worries as far as that's concerned! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yee Haw

Yee Haw in downtown Knoxville!

More information about this Knoxville business (which specializes in original art-like products) can be found here. Very interesting!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hope Brothers

I found this gem in downtown Knoxville! I got all excited when I saw my name! LOL!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Posing Tree

Every time we visit the Oconaluftee visitor center ....we pose here for a photo! This tree is really quite amazing! And my children look so very small standing next to it!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This fella ruled the roost at the visitor's center on the Oconaluftee (North Carolina) side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He loyally and bravely guarded his hens and chicks from families with curious children (such as mine) and from 'tourists' who obviously were fascinated by his beauty (that was me, wink, lol).

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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