NATURE SHOTS



Here are some nature shots I've taken recently.  I love walking around in the Tennessee woods, especially in the fall. The colors, textures, and overall feeling is amazing.  With our unusually high temperatures this week it feels a little less like fall and a little more like spring, but at least it looks like fall/winter.  All I know is I'm ready for the cold winter to set in!

Enjoy!

INSTAGRAM PHOTOS // NATURE EDITION


Instagram photos, nature edition!!  WOOHOO!

Also, check out ELEVEN26 for some lovely vintage, retro, and handmade items!  New items coming this week, yo!

Enjoy! 



Overlooking Hot Springs, Arkansas with Mikey on a road trip in August.

Hiking in The Great Smoky National Park

Hiking in The Great Smoky National Park

Hiking in The Great Smoky National Park

Hiking in The Great Smoky National Park

In Cades Cove, TN

Tremont

In Cades Cove, TN

In Cades Cove, TN

In Cades Cove, TN

At a nursery in Knoxville.

On the Blue Ridge Parkway between Waynesville, NC and the NC entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains

On the Blue Ridge Parkway between Waynesville, NC and the NC entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains

In Cades Cove, TN

At a family friend's house for Labor Day

On a hike near Tremont 9.9.12

On a hike near Tremont 9.9.12

On a hike near Tremont 9.9.12

On a hike near Tremont 9.9.12

On a hike near Tremont 9.9.12

On a hike near Tremont 9.9.12

TENNESSEE TRIP

Here are some photos from my amazing TN trip with my mom last week.  We had a wonderful time.  I'm so lucky to have a mom like mine.  She really is the best. It was just nice to get away, get a new perspective on things, and see some serious beauty. Like I've said in previous posts, my mom and I have been going to TN every summer since I was 5. Yeah, like almost 22 years.  It's weird when I put it into that perspective.

And now for my view of Tennessee, enjoy!



Clingman's Dome
It was especially cold and windy this year.


Roaring Fork Motor Trail




Cades Cove, TN



Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN
 



Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN




Cades Cove, TN



Cades Cove, TN


 

CLEMENTINE'S FIRST DAY AT THE BEACH!

Here are the photos from "Clem's first day at the beach!"  She was so excited and we're totally taking her on more puppy adventures!

 These are six separate digging moments.  She loves to dig!



 Mikey and Clem running through the water.


 Note the broken leash.  Little booger broke it while we were there.  She just wanted a new one...



 More digging!  Photo:  Mikey

 Clem pulling me around.  Photo:  Mikey

 Photo:  Mikey

 Photo:  Mikey



 Somebody had a horse on the beach!  How neat, it's like a movie!

 There were tons of stingrays, luckily they're chicken.

 The life partner.

 Clem had issues with this old Mountain Dew bottle.

 Dead fish.


 Then suddenly the blue sky came out.  [there's a plane]  Photo:  Mikey

 Photo:  Mikey

 Photo:  Mikey

 Dead fish.  Photo:  Mikey

 Clem wanted this.  That's as close as she got.  She totally wanted to put that in her mouth, eww.
Photo:  Mikey

 Photo:  Mikey


And finally, Clem peeing.  This actually occurred right when we got there, but whatever, it's pretty funny either way.  [click to enlarge for better facial expression viewing]