Tena Wood Photography: Blog https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Tena Wood Photography tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u630630784-o637064420-50.jpg Tena Wood Photography: Blog https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog 120 120 Beautiful Sunset https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/6/beautiful-sunset IMG_0114IMG_0114

I was driving home today when this gorgeous sunset was happening so I decided to find a building with lots of windows. Bingo! Perfect timing is everything!

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Cane Creek Falls in Fall Creek Falls State Park - Tennessee https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/6/cane-creek-falls-in-fall-creek-falls-park IMG_0112IMG_0112

This is at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee.  Billy and I didn't choose the best weekend for a drive because it rained on us the entire time.  At least I was in good company!  The pic above is taken of Cane Creek Falls and Cascades. This to me was the prettiest spot.  After I snapped this, there was a guy that climbed out on the ledge near the falls and sat there.  His friends were egging him on to jump. Thank goodness he didn't! Fall Creek Falls was running about like this falls.  Guess I need to wait until next March to get really majestic falls photo.  

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tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) cane creek fall falls state park Tennessee https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/6/cane-creek-falls-in-fall-creek-falls-park Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:06:57 GMT
Happy Fathers Day https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/6/happy-fathers-day IMG_0111IMG_0111

These men played a big part in my life and I love them all. My father, step-father and father-in-law. I lucked out with every one of them. It’s hard to believe they have all left this world but not my heart. ❤️

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Marshall Point Lighthouse https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/marshall-point-lighthouse 2018 Marshall Point LH08232018 Marshall Point LH0823 I'm really missing Maine about now! Billy and I went there this past September and covered 3/4 of the coast so I could get photos of the lighthouses on my list.  This happens to be one of them - Marshall Point Lighthouse located in Port Clyde.  Such a gorgeous place!.  The light station was established in 1832.  It also happens to be the lighthouse ramp that Tom Hanks ran on in the movie Forrest Gump.  It's funny how much movies play a part in our lives after we see them.  Many people ran up and down the ramp just because of that movie. 

By the way, that's me in the photo taking a pic of it.  I had an absolutely gorgeous day for taking photos! We are planning to go back and finish our road trip and I can hardly wait!  The northeastern most point of Maine is our next destination!

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tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) Lighthouse Maine Marshall Point Ocean Port Clyde Sky https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/marshall-point-lighthouse Sat, 01 Jun 2019 01:19:56 GMT
One Pretty Little Bird https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/one-pretty-little-bird 2019 mockingbird fb2019 mockingbird fb

I was sitting outdoors on my swing enjoying the evening and the sweet fragrance of my foster holly when I noticed that birds were everywhere!  Mockingbirds, blackbirds, robins, and little swifts.  Some were hurrying to find food for their little ones and get back to the nests while others were chasing away predators.  In particular, I noticed one robin hopping around the yard after a Mockingbird. I'm assuming it was trying to chase it away from it's nest of babies.  That went on for quite a while.   The mockingbird in this photo was taking a break near my sidewalk so I decided to grab a quick pic! Oh, the joys of springtime!

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Happy Mother's Day! https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/happy-mothers-day 6B738E4D-E90F-428F-B13D-6BA1C652626C6B738E4D-E90F-428F-B13D-6BA1C652626C

Wishing moms everywhere a Happy Mother's Day!  I lost my mom a few years ago but I'm thankful every single day for the love and support she always gave me.  She was the greatest of examples when I was growing up and I loved her very much.  In the above photo she is with my little granddaughter working her magic! She was such a blessing.  

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Planting Day https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/planting-day  

97004AE2-54A4-4FF6-B6D4-D3AA9E758F6197004AE2-54A4-4FF6-B6D4-D3AA9E758F61 Today has been pretty busy. I had bought some flowers, coleus, marigolds, verbena, and petunias for my back porch. I got them planted and so the porch is looking pretty good now. Its a good thing I finished because it’s raining again. We also had a limb blow down from my Yoshino Cherry tree. I have had it for probably 20 years so I was a little sad. That took Billy and I a while to saw up and move to the road for the city to haul off. Now it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy looking at all of the pretty flowers

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tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) flowers planting https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/planting-day Sat, 11 May 2019 12:31:57 GMT
Barn Love https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/barn-love 2019 Barn1 logo2019 Barn1 logo

Most of the time when I'm taking photos, its pretty spontaneous.  That's why I usually keep my camera with me.  The day I took this particular photo, my husband and I were driving around enjoying the beautiful day.  Sometimes a photo just calls out to you if that makes any sense.  I have driven by this barn hundreds of times but I just knew the shot I wanted to make of the barn, so I pulled to the side of the road, got out, and took it.  I'm so glad I did because it has become one of my favorite barn photos now!.  I love how life is sometimes like that.  When something feels right, you just need to go for it.  

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tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) barn barns beauty country photo photography photos spring springtime https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/barn-love Wed, 08 May 2019 05:28:08 GMT
Old Churches https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/5/old-churches 2019 Pisgah Church logo2019 Pisgah Church logo I love old churches! Tennessee is loaded with them.  Nearly every week, I go by this one little church and I think to myself, "I really need to take a photo of that beautiful little church", but then my mind wanders.  However, this weekend I finally took the time to photograph it. 

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Thundershowers and mini-waterfalls https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/4/thundershowers-and-mini-waterfalls
Thundershowers set the stage for mini waterfalls.Although I'm really tiring of the rain, there is always a silver lining - Waterfalls! As I was riding around yesterday, I noticed about a 15 foot one. By afternoon, the sun started peaking thru the clouds. Although I'm really tiring of the rain, there is always a silver lining - Waterfalls!  They come in many different sizes and shapes.  This one was just tucked away on a hillside hidden by trees. 

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tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) waterfall waterfalls https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/4/thundershowers-and-mini-waterfalls Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:54:51 GMT
Dogwood Blooms https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/4/dogwood-blooms 2019 Dogwood winter 16x16 pink2019 Dogwood winter 16x16 pink Springtime is my favorite season.  It seems the world is bursting with blooms! The colors are so bright and vibrant.  So this past weekend Billy and I were driving around mainly on the lookout for Dogwood trees since they are my favorite!  One in particular caught my eye so I took this photo.  Such a gorgeous tree. :)  

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tenawoodphotography@gmail.com (Tena Wood Photography) https://www.tenawoodphotography.com/blog/2019/4/dogwood-blooms Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:48:08 GMT