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Anyone who has been following this blog for some time knows that taking pictures is one of my life’s joys, but the parameters of my small-town survival-heavy life do not allow me many trips to new or exotic locations. I am not retired; I do not have the funds or the time to travel to faraway places. But I do see a lot of beauty in my local surroundings and I try to use my photography to help others see the same.

In my other blog, I talk about my project to document the beauty of all the small towns that surround me, but here I will just show you some of the beauty I have seen within 2 miles of where I live.

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

I have recently returned from a road trip to TN. Looking at the pictures from my trip, I guess you could say water did figure prominently.

The Sinks

The Sinks in the Great Smokey Mountains

We went to the top of the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid to get a view of the Mississippi in Memphis.

Memphis

Mississippi in Memphis

And the river through Nashville was especially beautiful at night!

Nashville at night

Nashville at night

 

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

But I swear I heard a woman say that rock climbing is for the birds!

On a recent trip to Nashville, I made sure I stopped at Antique Archeology, owned by the American Pickers. Although things were for sale, I felt like it was more of a tourist destination than a store. There were many “souvenirs” for sale: t-shirts, key chains, stickers, etc. But seeing this was exciting and nostalgic for me: the shirt and guitar of Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick!

Cheap Trick

For Sale: Rock and Roll Memorabilia

How many times did I watch his dramatic moves, admire his quirky clothing and try to catch the guitar picks he would toss into the audience during their shows!

Rock and rolls shows were a big part of my younger years. Visit my other blog to read about some of the bands I followed in my 20s…what a great time for music in Boston!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

Whenever we observe the world, we are framing what we see. Sometimes the frame is made up of our mood, our personality, or our memories: whatever makes up our “frame of reference” or what we choose to focus on. And now I am done with the philosophical part of my post.🙂

In a more concrete way, in the act of taking a photo, we frame the photo, deciding what is important and how to present it. And sometimes there is a physical frame as in the following photos:

Cow in its Pen

Cow in its Pen

 

Undeveloped Lot Through a Fence

Undeveloped Lot Through a Fence

 

Bird and Plane

Bird and Plane

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