Posts Tagged With: photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

From above. Weeds… on my walk today.

And the roses at the park are beautiful right now!

Yellow rose from above

Yellow rose from above

I’ve been playing with a new 50mm lens for my camera this week and I’m loving it so far.  Check out the Daily Post for more entries.

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I Want to Fly…

My husband fell in love with this area when he discovered hang gliding many years ago.  He learned how to fly at Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding.  I just love to watch and keep my feet on the ground.

My husband doesn’t fly anymore, but the kids and I will come watch the others fly.  The launch area is the perfect place to watch the sunset over Lookout and Sand Mountains.  And it didn’t disappoint this evening!

last one down

last one down

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Joining the Weekly Photo Challenge this week.  The moon over Chattanooga tonight that my daughter so excitedly pointed out to me.  Nice to see after so much rain.

Swiss Cheese in the sky

Swiss Cheese in the sky

This is apparently the same moon A Little British Pea saw! It’s a small world!

 

 

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Spring Fever!

The weather this weekend was fabulous so we decided to take a road trip to see the daffodils at Gibbs Gardens in Ballground, GA about a 2 hour drive south of Chattanooga, TN.

033editI have been wanting to see the gardens since reading an article about them in Southern Living.  Jim Gibbs and family started planting daffodil bulbs in 1987 and over the years the blossoms have grown to more than 16 million!

About to walk up daffodil hill.

About to walk up daffodil hill.

At the top of daffodil hill.

At the top of daffodil hill.

The walk up “daffodil hill” was well worth it although a bit strenuous.  My kids were “done” by the time we reached the top.  We then walked to the Manor House where there is also a great view of the mountains.

Manor House

Manor House

No more walking!

No more walking!

There are several easy paths to stroll that take you through different gardens, over bridges, and ponds. There are benches and chairs scattered along the paths and in quiet areas for resting.  My kids enjoyed sitting by the frog pond to rest.  There were lots of frogs croaking away and apparently “mating”. Ha!

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The frog pond was a favorite.

Overall I loved the gardens and would come back in other seasons to see more.  Next time though, I will leave the kids at home.  This place is a photographers paradise!

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