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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Every spring I look forward to seeing the one flowering tree I have behind my house come into its own.  With just a bit of nudging, my glorious White Star White Magnolia bursts forth before any other of its kin … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Winter is “full on” in Knoxville, Tennessee, where we live, but already we long for the vibrancy of spring. If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley For more entries in … Continue reading

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The tulips at Cherokee: Dogwood Arts 2015

Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival isn’t only about art.  It’s about the beauty of the area, too. And sometimes it’s right under your nose. We pass by Cherokee Country Club on Lyons View Pike almost daily.  And sometimes, not all the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Spring

Taken at face value as seen from my kitchen window, this White Star White Magnolia looks lacy, delicate, and pretty, especially when viewed with bright yellow forsythia in the background. It’s OK, lovely in fact, as it is — seen … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: Christmas 2012 at Bellagio!

(We are republishing this post from Christmas 2012 so you can take a look at one of the most over-the-top holiday rooms we’ve ever seen — the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas.  You just may get inspired to deck out … Continue reading

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Lavender Festival 2012: Aromatic Delight!

Reposting so that you can see what’s in store if you attend the 16th Annual Lavender Festival in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, Tennessee this Saturday, June 21 from 8 to 3. Click here for more information. I could almost … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Blossom

Sometimes, photographic opportunities are as close as our own backyard! For this week’s Travel theme: Blossom from Ailsa who writes Where’s My Backpack, we’re sharing some of the white blossoms we’ve enjoyed this spring — by traveling right here at … Continue reading

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Dogwood Arts Festival 2013: The secret beauty of Open Gardens

Yes, it’s true.  I write this blog from Knoxville, Tennessee — home of the Dogwood Arts Festival.  So, of course, I’m biased.  But if you’re ever in Knoxville at festival time, you’ll agree with me:  Spring shows off its finery nowhere … Continue reading

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Mixing friendship and Wall Street: A Valentine’s Celebration

Since the late ’90s, I’ve bought and sold stocks with the ladies of WEB Investment Club. When we started the started the club, most of us had no idea how to access stock market info online or place a trade.  … Continue reading

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Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens celebrate Chinese New Year in style!

Although the official date for Chinese New Year is February 10th this year, the gardeners, artists, and designers at Bellagio have been ready to ring in the Year of the Snake since . . . well, maybe since last year! … Continue reading

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