Author Archives: Oh, the Places We See

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

Why would you want to just stand and watch the motion when you can ride a horse and move like the wind?! Or run with the wind on Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge? Childhood = Constant Motion! Want to put … Continue reading

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Born, raised, made in Knoxville: Marc Nelson Denim

Dogwood Art DeTour 2015 took us a lot of places from the open studios of Diana Dee, Melanie Wood, and Shannon Davis to the heart of Knoxville on E. Depot Avenue for the art of manufacturing at Marc Nelson Denim. … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 2015 at White Fox Beads and Davis Studio

The beauty of following the Art DeTour signs during Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival is that you never know what you’ll see next.  Or who you’ll meet.  Or what you’ll learn.  And that’s the joy of the hunt for us. The … Continue reading

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The art of Melanie Wood: Dogwood Art DeTour 2015

Melanie Wood.  Ahh, Melanie Wood.  For those of you following our blog, you know we met her in 2012, wrote about her beautiful home studio and richly colored impressionistic art, and then republished the post again this spring in anticipation … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

You have to be an early bird if you want to buy greens on Opening Day of the Lakeshore Park Farmers Market.  And as just as we suspected, Abundant Acres from McMinn County, Tennessee, sold out early, leaving one bunch of … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Centre

Dogwoods — whether creamy white or delicate pink — have four petals (called bracts) attached to a greenish-yellow floret in the center.  In full bloom, dogwood trees seem snowy or lacy, as the branches make a showy stand or move … Continue reading

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The art of Diana Dee: Dogwood Arts Art DeTour 2015

Art DeTour, an annual event of Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival  has become a don’t-miss-this-if-you-can-help-it tradition for us.  We block out this weekend each year because it’s a rare invitation to see the inside of an artist’s studio and get to know … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Magic: Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2015

For the seventh year in a row, artists (professional, novice, and student) turned ordinary sidewalks in Knoxville’s Market Square into magical canvases for Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2015.  Arriving mid-morning gets you a view of artists at work.  So you may need … Continue reading

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Travel theme: One Colour

Nature’s plan to blend even the biggest, boldest of animals into the landscape works well. So well, in fact, that coming (surprisedly) upon this kingly fellow — mostly of one colour — had all of us in the safari Jeep … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk frequently receives entries showing something afloat.  If nothing else, those of us with little artistic talent feel as if we’re floating as we walk between the chalk drawings simply amazed that anyone can stay … Continue reading

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