Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tis the season . . .

An explosion of Christmas color on a time exposure while twisting the telephoto lens
Photo was at Bellingrath Gardens, AL

With the first week of December almost over, it is amazing how fast the rest of the month will fly by.

It is raining outside our house tonight. The temperature is not cold enough to bring snow, although farther north, in places like Gatlinburg, TN, the forecast calls for some later in the week.

Once, while heading for some snowskiing on Sugar Mountain in North Carolina, we were doing an overnighter in Gatlinburg.

As luck would have it, as we headed down from I-40 in the Knoxville area, a light snow began to fall. That’s the only time I have been in that area to see the white stuff coming down.

I want to return to experience it again, and told my wife if it fits into our schedule this December, expect to be heading that way.

We are already planning a trip to Marietta, GA., the week before Christmas.

Maybe it will happen then and we can drive on up.

The days are shorter, the nights darker and the body more tired. The fingers are also a little bit slower on the keyboard, thus it is easy to take another break and enjoy the holidays. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Next post: Jan. 9, 2018