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, March 19, 2009

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

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).



7 comments:

the buddhess said...

He is such a king, and a beauty too.

Tash said...

He is gorgeous. Love your sharp photo and the rich NBC living colors! This is a true "county" post.

Lois said...

He's so gorgeous, he doesn't look real!

Jacob said...

Wonderful colorful photos, Hope. You don't like roosters? They are great on the farm. Unless they don't like you; then they chase and peck you.

Hope said...

Oops, Jacob...you caught a major typo on my part!! I love Roosters...and I was one of those folks chasing after the rooster with my camera.

I meant to say that I was very much fascinated by his beauty!! This rooster had his work cut out for him protecting his hens and chicks from all of us crazies. LOL!

PS...I corrected my error!!

Hope in Knoxville

Antjas said...

Perhaps your fella can hook up with the gal I posted today! Amazing color.

Connie said...

What vivid colors. That is the prettiest rooster I have ever seen.



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