Prior to sunrise in the Mountains of East Tennessee.
More colors, East Tennessee Mountains
Looking down the valley
One of the streams in the Smokies
One of the pink lady's slipper located by Susie Klein. Used a diffuser for the white background.
Sunset at Clingman's Dome the evening before the day shoot with the Klein's and others from the camera club.
More Colors showing after sun set.
Late dusk, or 'dark-thirty' as we called it growing up.
Spring flowers in my 'wild flower' front yard, changed to sepia in ps
Daisy with dew
Some post-editing for a soft, high exposure look
Poppies were pretty this year, although they were scattered.
Early spring tulips. They do well here at the little house.
Sparrows live here summer and winter
Foggy morning in the field next door.
Sunrise with fog!
Field of wild flowers/grass with foggy sun
From the perspective of queen anne's lace
Dew drops on milkweed seeds
Dew drops on a japanese beatle
Another dew on daisy
Dew on grasshopper and plants
Dew on spider web
Another dew-drenched web
Ants on the porch after I spilled some of the humming bird water!
Mom feeds babe, strawberry finch
Bee flying into poppy
Early bloomers that are brillant
Seed ? Blooms ? on a wild bush
Wildflowers in the front yard
Yellow finches like to eat the seed left by the yellow coreopsis
We had lots of dramatic skies this summer
The sunflowers have been colorful
Another sunflower from the back side
Lots of food here for birds in winter
An artistic twist
Summer rains brought up the 'shrooms
The camera even caught a bumblebee in flight.....can't be used in a contest because his eyes are hidden!
These little guys do have the longest antanea
Black eyes susan's were so pretty during early and mid summer
These little 'trumpets' perfume the air in the springtime
Watched a quail walk around the yard one day
Here is the choir!
More summer susan's
A hayfield mixture, with a bit of softening
Used a flash with this little bachelor button
More of these grew this year in the yard.
Bluebirds were here in their usual box for the first spring hatching, but a black snake managed to get into the nest. No babies survived, and the birds chose not to rebuild in the same house
A tiny bloomer. Haven't seen this one before
Jean's liliac and yellow visitor
Early part of the season I had red winged blackbird visitors to the bird feeder
There is a red tailed hawk that lives in this neighborhood. I occ. get a glimpse of him/her
The garden grew well, and the beans over-grew the poles!
The onions did well also
Surprise on the front of my car one day when I was driving out to Ronnie Barnes' place. We had a photo shoot!
Pink and white queen anne's lace with some softening in photoshop
A tiny little fellow
Good to see a honey bee
Another finch in the front yard
I've rarely seen deer this year, and most of the time it is at a far distance
Did have a racoon visitor to the bird feeders one night
Doves continue to be the largest birds that are attracted to the back yard feeders
An early summer flitter fly
Looking away from the sunset
The sunset at the edge of my property
Jo Ann came to town in early August and we had a photoshoot at the city lake in Cookeville. A great blue found us!
There were quite a lot of dragons around that morning
Stream below the waterfalls
Just a little water run
Everyting was so green around the stream. We've had good rains this year
A couple of the falls
At the base, time exposure