Sunday Slideshow-Bearded Iris

The Bearded Iris is the Tennessee State Flower.  Right now they are blooming profusely in masses of cheerful color.  These shots were taken at the following locations: Iris City Gardens.  Iris City grows and ships a large variety of iris plants.  The more unusual blooms in the video are from Iris City. Carnton Plantation.  CarntonContinue reading “Sunday Slideshow-Bearded Iris”

Weekly Photo Challenge-On top

This osprey has a sense of style.  She’s added a fishing float to her home decor up on top of her nest.  This is one shot where I really wished I had a telephoto lens.  (But then I would have to know how to use it!)  There is no telling what other decorating gems sheContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge-On top”

Soaking up Enchantment

“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of Cross Creek and The Yearling   Do we, as artists, require a place of enchantment?  Can we create without a place of enchantment? Do we have to physically be at that place orContinue reading “Soaking up Enchantment”

The Unleashed Heart

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (from  What can the heart imagine?  How easy is it to see and hear what the heart imagines?  It may be a matter of being open and letting go.  The heart is always ready and willing.  WeContinue reading “The Unleashed Heart”