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, March 3, 2009

Snow and Ice

This photo was taken along SR441 which crosses the Great Smoky Mountains from Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC. We had taken the kids up to Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see some snow, and along the way, we found these icicles. It was worth a stop and a photo.

P.S. Please pay no attention to the fact that my son isn't wearing a coat. Even though he had a very warm coat in the car, he insisted on not putting it on. Sometimes kids have to learn for themselves. He soon realized that mama & daddy were right about it being cold outside.

Photo taken Winter 2006.


Pat and Abe said...

Not dressing the children properly? I have heard that many times over the years and now, our kids are in the 50s and we complain to them about our grandchildren. I think it is just something to talk about like the weather. Speaking of which, this is one neat icicle.

Jim said...

Thats a big chunk of ice.

Denise said...

That is a very impressive photo, a great family shot. Never seen anything like that before. It must have been an amazing sight to come across it. To add my two-pennyworth, my son was always like that, never wanted to put on a warm coat. I think little boys must all be cut of the same cloth :)

Tanya said...

What cool ice formations Hope! My boys are the same way. I have to constantly tell them to put a jacket on and they totally ignore me telling me that it's too hot, ugh! I figure, they're old enough to know when they are cold!

Lois said...

Beautiful shots! My son was the same way about wearing a coat when he was growing up and now my grandson does the same thing. I don't know why.

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Hope said...

Now I feel better after reading all these comments. It seems I'm not the only one with a son who doesn't need to wear a coat. LOL!

Leedra said...

One neat icile.

Sometimes you have to pick which issues need to be important. He learned by you letting him make the decision.

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Paul - leeds daily photo said...

Wow, thats a lot of ice. I live in Yorkshire, England and I think I am safe in saying we never get anywhere near that much. Kids learn through experience.

gogouci said...

Amazing find and cute family photo.

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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!

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