Vietnam: bringing chickens to market

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #131 – Emotions

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon For this week’s challenge, Patti (P.A. Moed) asked for pictures showing emotions. “Easy,” I thought. But then I realized that most of the photos I take show people who are happy — happy at work or play, with […]

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Magnolia Home in Waco, TX

Inside Magnolia Home

If you visit downtown Waco, Texas, so you can tour the buildings around The Silos, prepare to be amazed. Chip and Joanna Gaines, creators of the TV series “Fixer Upper” on HGTV and owners of The Silos, expanded at least four downtown blocks into properties that support product and design elements made famous by the […]

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The Silos, Waco, TX - Chip & Joanna Gaines

Silos Baking Company and famous last words!

“Sure. Let’s go see what this place looks like. I saw it on HGTV. But I’m telling you: I’m not buying anything. Watching my weight, you know.” Well, you can guess how that turned out. It was our first day in downtown Waco, Texas, at the Magnolia complex. And now, since Discovery+ network has just […]

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Sundown, Knoxville TN, Dec. 30, 2020

Cold Moon at Sundown, end of 2020

Sometimes, pretty skies come our way even when we’re not expecting them. And that’s how it was this week at Lakeshore Park in our hometown, Knoxville, Tennessee. A quick walk on the paved path took us to a favorite landing area where we rest a bit and look out at Lake Loudon. But as we […]

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Eagle in flight by Bill Angell

Birding at the Beach with Bill Angell

A morning at Huntington Beach State Park, (short drive from the beach at Pawleys Island, SC) became the highlight of a recent winter stay — thanks to the watchful eyes of photographer Bill Angell and his supportive wife Janice. The two of them met us at Huntington on a morning unusual even by Bill’s standards […]

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