In the Setting Sun

The Choo Choo sign glows high above the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. After a very wet spring, we've had some nice sunny days in the last week. It is finally beginning to feel like summer.

Linking with Skywatch Friday.


Colorful Bracelets

These bracelets caught my eye up at Rock City. You can see the price tag on the orange one reads $12.95. I didn't buy one.


T is for The Terminal

The Terminal is my very favorite place to eat in Chattanooga. Everything on the menu is wonderful (make sure you get some sweet potato fries!). And they brew their own beer here as well. If you are just passing through town on the interstate, it is well worth the time to get off for a meal. You'll find it on Market Street, next door to the Choo Choo.

Linking up with ABC Wednesday.


Travel Tuesday

With school out for the summer, I have plans to get out and do some traveling. So on Tuesdays I may stray away from Chattanooga. This shot is from one of my favorite hiking trails, Fiery Gizzard in Tracy City, TN. The weather was great over the long, holiday weekend for getting outdoors.


Watery Dome

I caught this reflection of the Dome Building in a small parking lot puddle.
Linking up with Weekend Reflections.


Six Inches of Concrete

I did not venture out onto this thin platform to enjoy the view. Lover's Leap is in the background, which is the spot from which you can supposedly see seven states. The day I visited was quite hazy and so I imagine all I saw was Tennessee, Georgia, and possibly North Carolina.

Linking with Skywatch Friday.


S is for Squeeze

This part of the trail through Rock City is actually called "Fat Man Squeeze". I'm happy to report that no one on our recent field trip was stuck going through.

After a long absence from ABC Wednesday, I'm trying to get back on track for the end of the alphabet. Check out more interpretations of S here.


A Tourist's View

The trail through Rock City is a mix of natural and man-made stone works. There are blooming rhododendrons scattered throughout.



...to the Enchanted Trail at Rock City. I'm going to take you on a brief tour down the trail over the next few days.


Life on a Rock

The humid conditions are just perfect for growing moss and ferns on these rocks.

Linking with Macro Monday.


See Rock City

I googled it and found that over 900 barns in 19 states have been painted at one time or another with this advertising slogan. For those who want their own version, you can buy a birdhouse like this one.


Blue Skies Over Rock City

I visited Rock City for the first time this week. It was a beautiful day and a great trip with a group of elementary age children. I'll be sharing photos of our trip over the next several days. Hope you'll stick around to "See Rock City."

Linking with Skywatch Friday.


Lamp Post

I love the rusted Fleur-de-lis on the light posts downtown.


Water and Light

This fountain is catching the sunlight in Miller Plaza.



All the water features that were turned off for the winter are springing back to life. This one is at Miller Plaza, which features a free concert every Friday night during the summer months.


Happy Mother's Day

This fountain is celebrating with a big, arching M. Enjoy a relaxing day moms!


Before the Storm

The dogwood flowers seemed to glow in the darkening light of an approaching storm. I took this last weekend, and after the rain there weren't many flowers left.

Linking with Skywatch Friday. Check it out to see cool skies from around the world.


On the Way to Regionals


This is the first time I've re-blogged someone else's photo. This is from my daughter's blog, which you can check out here. This weekend is the US Rowing Southeast Junior District Championships in Oak Ridge, TN. Top crews will qualify for the Nationals in June. Good luck to everyone, especially Chattanooga Junior Rowing!


May Theme Day: The Creative Artisan

Several years ago we used to live about an hour from Chattanooga and we would bring our young children to town to visit the Aquarium and Creative Discovery Museum. One of the things that stood out, and that we liked about Chattanooga, were all the brick sculptures downtown. They offer a great place for those touristy posed shots. They're also fun for the kiddos to climb around on. I've never looked closely to see who the artist is.

Today is the first of May which means it is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community. This month's theme is The Creative Artisan. Since I don't take many pictures of people, this is a photo of the final product.To see interpretations on the theme from around the world, click here.