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, February 5, 2009

Happy & Grumpy at the Gazebo

This photo was taken on a recent family trip to the Apple Barn near the Great Smoky Mountains. We were on a weekend getaway which involved indoor pools and hot tubs!

We ate at the Apple Barn's Farmhouse Restaurant and afterwards posed for photos at their gazebo. Son was all grins while daughter was Miss Grumpy. The lollipop didn't even make a dent in her mood....well, maybe for a few minutes....then back to grumpsville.

A nap did the trick. It always works for me, too!


Denise said...

A good nap works for me too :) Sounds like you had a real nice time. Enjoyed the photo.

Kate said...

Lovely-looking childen in a fantastic gazebo!

Tanya said...

Aw well, Happy and Grumpy still look cute together. A dip in a hot tub sounds wonderful right now, I'm freezing!

Lois said...

She might be grumpy, but she still looks cute (they both do)! I like the background in this picture.

gogouci said...

She sure does have a firm grip on that lollipop. I can see the whites of her knuckles. Naps always cure me from Grumpy Goose symptoms too. Cute picture.

Connie said...

The Apple Barn. We drove past it this past weekend. I love your pictures. That gazebo sure looks inviting, even with the snow in the background. Beautiful kids!

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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