Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

This may sound a bit like the venerable Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities, but we actually have two happy places to submit to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge. Our foremost happy place is Knoxville, Tennessee, where we’ve lived for nearly half a century!  In 2013, artist Bobbie Crews led a group of […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

Knoxville’s Chilhowee Park is known around town as the place for exhibits, the Tennessee Valley Fair, and special events.  But one building, listed in Knox Heritage‘s  Fragile Fifteen, is an endangered structure:  the historic Rabbit & Poultry Barn.  Built in the 1930s from the wood of a dismantled roller coaster in use at the 1910 […]

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Travel theme: Gleaming

Travel provides memorable moments, gleaming ones, in fact, like sunrises, sunsets, happy sights, and people beaming with pride.  And it’s those very moments that urge us on to carry cameras and hope for the sparkle that the next big (or little) trip might bring. Knoxville’s Sunsphere, with its gold-toned windows, became one gleaming glass ball behind the […]

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Memorial Day, 2015

As workers paused for a long weekend, they left this sign on the machinery in the vacant lot they were clearing. Memorial Day, 2015 — Knoxville, Tennessee “What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity– intellect and resources– to do something about them.” — Henry Ford

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Lane Hays’s Garden: A Dogwood Featured Garden 2015

Although it’s been several years since we last visited the lovely gardens of Lane Hays, we relished the thought of spending quiet time roaming this extensive lakeside property artfully enhanced by Lane’s vision and creativity.  Set on the banks of Fort Loudon Lake in Knoxville, the gardens were begun in 1992 using natural elements of […]

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Saw Works Brewing Company: Dogwood Art DeTour 2015

Who knew Saw Works Brewing Company would be a stop on an art tour?  Well, someone would, and that would be anyone who’s noticed the art of handcrafted brewing exploding in The South.  Saw Works Brewing Company, formerly known as Marble City Brewing,  occupies the old Wallace Saw Works building at 708 East Depot Avenue, […]

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Art DeTour: Melanie Wood

Note to readers:  We are re-publishing this post from May 12, 2012, on the Art DeTour we took visiting the lovely studio and home of artist Melanie Wood.  Her home is open again for Dogwood Art DeTour 2015 on April 11 and 12.  If you love quality impressionistic art filled with color, you’ll love seeing […]

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