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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A Wish for Holiday Friendship

Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters, Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope, And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air. The world is encouraged to come away from rancor, Come the way of friendship. Maya Angelou At Christmas time, we’re reminded of the many friends we have […]

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joyful woman in purple scarf and brown coat

Thankful for Smiles

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh In these days of protecting ourselves from the coronavirus, it’s sometimes hard to tell if anyone is smiling. After all, our mouths may be upturned, but no one can see past our […]

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Viking Sky

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #124: Then and Now

Oh, what a difference a year makes! In this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Amy invites us to share what we were doing “then” as opposed to what we are involved with “now.” And it probably goes without saying that pre-pandemic days, especially around a holiday as notable as Thanksgiving, are very different “now.” One year […]

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