Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, I wanted to spend a few moments and look back through the year. From left to right here we go!

The Bridge at Giverny sets the stage as we meander through the Waterlily Gardens at Gibbs Gardens in northern Georgia. In late Fall at the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge in central Tennessee, I photographed a gorgeous wetland scene. Next we are on the shores of Old Hickory Lake where I captured an image of a beautiful Great Blue Heron fishing one early afternooon. Next featured is a gorgeous pond in the Japanese Gardens at Gibbs Gardens, resplendent with foliage and aviary sculptures.

Follow me to one of the many flower gardens at Gibbs Gardens where a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly basks in the hot Summer sun. Next we have a quaint thatched cottage found at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, in late Fall. As we go back to Gibbs Gardens we meander among a plethora of Waterlilies . . . from a deep blue, a lavender and finally a dark blue duo.

Back at Cheekwood, I captured this splendid image of the Tulips display during Cheekwood in Bloom in early Spring. Let's go back once more to Gibbs to find a gorgeous white Waterlily displaying a beautiful reflection in the water in the Waterlily Gardens. For a bit more of Fall, we have an image of Radnor Lake with the woods of Radnor Lake State Park in the background in its Fall splendor. Spring found me in north central Tennessee, just outside the small town of Portland, photographing a gorgeous yellow Canola field in full bloom with a beautiful blue sky as its backdrop. Moving on we find a scene at the Japanese Gardens at Gibbs Gardens featuring a sweeping Weeping Willow Tree draped over one of the many ponds in the gardens. Finally, as I took in the variety of decorated Scarecrows on display at Cheekwood's Fall Harvest Festival, my favorite of this Farm Girl Scarecrow stood out among the rest.

I hope you enjoyed my look back over the past year. I enjoyed Spring, Summer and Fall with each season's beautiful colors. As I wander from home in the New Year, I promise to snap a few pics to share with you upon my return. I trust you are all having a safe and Happy Holiday. ENJOY!

Linking to Wednesday Around the World and Wild Bird Wednesday and Metamorphosis Monday


  1. Now that's a great group of photos! You had a good photographic year.

  2. Gorgeous! Wishing you a fantastic 2017!

  3. A beautiful selection Carol!

  4. all beautiful images. looking forward to more in 2017

  5. That was a productive year! Best wishes for 2017!