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Bumps In the Road...

Shortly after we arrived in Scotland, one of our tour members became ill and tested positive for Covid. All of us were then requested to test as well, and an additional four of our group were positive. Much to my surprise, I was one of the four.

The five of us and our spouses had to leave the tour. Unfortunately, based on US travel policy, we couldn't return home until we proved that we no longer had Covid. This morning I tested negative, so Doug and I will be flying home tomorrow, which was actually our original return time. Even though I felt fine, except for being extremely tired, this has been a L O N G journey, and I'm ready to get back home.

I'm posting a final batch of pictures from this adventure and winding things up tonight. There is so much I'd love to share about these two amazing countries! It's an abrupt end and not the way I would have liked to have closed this chapter, but all I can manage at this time. As much as we loved England, Doug and I both agree that we have to give the nod to Scotland overall. We really hated to lose time here and not be able to see and experience all that we had planned. But, so it goes sometimes and, who knows, perhaps we'll have an opportunity to return some day!

We'll be back in touch from our home base in Knoxville soon. Thanks to all of you who joined us as we saw just a little bit of the United Kingdom...
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As usual, your photos are fabulous. And I am so sorry your photo sessions were interrupted because of COVID. So thankful you were not real sick, just tired. Come home and get plenty of rest. Love you.

You have experienced one of our concerns about travel right now. We still plan to be with you in September. Safe travels

Praying for safe travels and good health! “Rest is half the cure”, my dad always said πŸ˜‰.

So sorry to hear you were sick. Prayers for your continued recovery and safe trip home.

Glad you tested negative & headed home...safe travels!!

So sorry you got sick but sounds like you made the best of it. Welcome home.

Sorry Covid messed with your plans. I DO LOVE the "fairy tale look" of the countryside. Things brought to us by Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm...which obviously WAS their childhood, but was only story books for us growing up. Like roaming through the stories/pictures.

Be safe. This stuff just won’t quit. 😞

Safe travels!

Beautiful!!!

So sad about the bump in the road, welcome home.

I'm so sorry you were sick!

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As we enjoyed our final days in England, the weather was a little less cooperative, making our visit to Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon a very wet experience. It was the PERFECT kind of day, however, to enjoy a cozy tea room where our group was treated to sandwiches, cake, and tea in front of a large bay window where we could look outside and appreciate the view.

We then made our way to Liverpool where we visited several iconic Beatles sites, including Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and the Cavern Club where they made their debut performance in 1957. (Look for a blog coming soon from Doug about this experience!)

After spending one night in Liverpool, we began the journey to Scotland, traveling through some of the most beautiful countryside you can imagine. England in the spring is gorgeous!
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Breathtaking!

Amazing pictures!

Wonderful!!!❀️

Once we departed from London, it seemed like the pace really sped up, and we have crammed so much into the last couple of days! Stonehenge was the first stop as we navigated the English countryside toward Bath. It was rainy and dreary all morning with extremely blah, milky skies, and I was really hating that my one chance to photograph Stonehenge was going to be under poor conditions. However, it began to clear just as we were pulling in the parking lot. This was perfect timing because the first images taken were under brooding, cloudy skies that added a nice element to the whole aura of the site. Before we left, the skies completely turned around, so it was almost like we captured this iconic attraction on two different occasions, under different circumstances.

Next we made our way to Bath, a really nice town and location of the ancient baths built by the Romans. It was a relaxing afternoon for us as Doug and I sat in the town square and enjoyed local musicians, people watching, and cappuccino and cake from a local bakery. We sat in the shadow of the beautiful Bath Abbey, which was originally founded in the 7th century. The Roman baths were interesting as well.

That evening we traveled to the little country village of Lacock for dinner. Lacock is very much like you might imagine a fairy tale town...rose covered cottages, quaintly beautiful flower gardens backed by medieval walls, and tolerant residents who didn't seem to mind as we ambled the streets taking pictures of their homes.
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Absolutely lovely pictures!! Makes me want to take a trip

We enjoyed visiting Bath!

I’m amazed!

Amazing!!!!

Beautiful pics!

Just beautiful!

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From Doug:
While producing and posting our London video below, I realized that I had never posted this nice sparring moose video. We had lots of fun hanging out with these guys last fall, and yes we were compliant with distance regulations. The clicking sound in the video is Marcy capturing many nice still shots which we feature in our galleries. Click and enjoy!
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Absolutely awesome

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During our recent tour of London, we wandered by Buckingham Palace where there was some practicing for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which will be celebrated in June. The Queen's Guard is normally the bearskin hat lads but during May the guard featured Nepalese Gurkhas (I thought they said that Gerkins were guarding the queen). Click on the short video below for an explanation of the Gurkha Regiment. Raise the volume to hear their marching music.
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So fortunate to be there for those rehearsal sightings! It occurs to me that it must be interesting for those guards to have to march quick step and play instruments. Thx for posting. I enjoyed it very much! πŸ€—

Thank you for sharing your travels with us. ❀️

Thank you!

A LOOK AT LONDON (part two)

Finally had a little bit of time to catch up on downloading photos from the camera, so this final chapter of London will be A LOT of pictures. There is so much to love about London. It's all so regal and royal and impressive...so much history and tradition and "properness" everywhere you turn. The city is busily preparing for the Queen's platinum jubilee celebrating 70 years on the throne, so when we were at Buckingham Palace, we saw a couple of practice runs, featuring the royal carriage and a special band known as the Queen's Gurkha Logistic Regiment. However, the palace itself was covered in scaffolding in preparation for the BIG DAY, and I was disappointed to not get any decent pictures of the royal residence.

Many of these images are a continuation of the ones posted earlier that were taken on the city bus tour. That same day we toured the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. I know I may be part of a very small minority, but I LOVE to photograph cathedrals, so you'll find way too many cathedral shots in this batch. If you're not a fellow architectural photography lover, just skip over those. Hopefully, you'll see something you'll enjoy!

Coming up next will be the very charming little English village of Lacock. If you like rose covered cottages and sweet vignettes of life in a tiny medieval English town, you'll love Lacock...
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Great pictures!! Love London!

Amazing 😻

Awesome!!

So beautiful!

A LOOK AT LONDON (part one)

Our first full day was a busy one that began with a city bus tour. I always enjoy shooting from the bus window, as I see things that look interesting. Of course that means that the resulting images are not always great shots, but hopefully they tell the story and give you a little flavor of this amazing city. If things go as planned, I'll have time to share part two tomorrow!
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One of our granddaughters will be in London this summer. She sings with an Episcopal choir in Alabama that will be in residence for a week at St Paul's Cathedral as a visiting choir! She's very excited! πŸ€—

I’m reliving my 2014 trip thru these pics! Love it.

Love them!

Beautiful!

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Checking in from Stonehenge!

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Have fun and be safe

Amazing!

Trip is looking good so far😊

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Hey you two

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First highlight of the trip was seeing Doug's artwork, "Como Wanderings" as part of the Arts in the Airport Exhibit at the Knoxville airport!

We got away from McGee Tyson on time, but things went downhill after that and there were a few bumps in the road that caused some delays. However, we did make it over the ocean safely...perhaps a little more tired than we sometimes are because neither one of us were able to get any sleep on the plane last night. When we finally arrived behind schedule , we were so tired that we had to nap a bit before getting out for a few hours this afternoon.

The Rose, a great little pub very close to our hotel, was the spot we chose for lunch, and then we strolled along the Thames, taking a few pictures, before having to get back to the hotel to meet up with our tour group.

Just a few images to get started...too tired to do more tonight. Tomorrow is a full day in London, with a very busy itinerary.
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Safe travels

Amazing

Lots of variety awaits you as you do your Mother's Day shopping today! We have numerous markdowns that you're going to want to check out for Mom. Beautiful double matted prints at 50% off, all in standard frame sizes, so no custom framing is necessary. Or instead of framing, she may want to display her gift on a desk easel.

Give her a gift she'll cherish...something she'll enjoy for a long time. You can also choose an original card (only $2.50) from our greeting card collection to go along with her gift!

Two Marcy's Photo Journey locations:

Painted Tree Boutiques, 9630 Kingston Pike in Knoxville
The Shoppes at Grit & Grace Market, 445 Church St. in Cleveland
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Tomorrow is the day that we travel across the pond and begin our photo journey adventure in England and Scotland!

Today's images are from our last visit to London, but this time we'll be covering a lot more territory...Stonehenge, Lake District, Liverpool, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bath, before moving on to Scotland.

We hope you'll travel along with us and invite someone to join you by following this page. All followers will be automatically notified as we post pictures and commentary along the way.

We're excited about this first international trip since covid and know you're going to love seeing England and Scotland through our lenses over the next couple of weeks.

Cheerio! πŸ™‚
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Be safe… can’t wait to see your photos!

It was yet another fabulous photography day in Cades Cove yesterday! All of these images are now available for custom order in matted prints, canvases, or metals As always, custom framing is there for you if you prefer your order framed.

Please remember that we also ship anywhere in the US and would be happy to give you information on specific pricing for that service.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH IMAGES OF PLACES YOU LOVE! It has the same effect as hanging pictures of your loved ones in your home...prompting smiles and joy when you look at the image.

Contact us for details on options and pricing. No image is too small or too large!
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Always love your pics from the Cove...spectacular!! ♥️

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Just love them all!

These are beautiful! Did you catch a glimpse of any spring cubs?

Find a great selection of Mother's Day cards, along with others that fit any occasion, at both Marcy's Photo Journey galleries. All original and unique, all only $2.50. Choose one for Mom and add your personal sentiment inside.

We also have matted prints at 50% off that make great gifts for mothers. Birds, flowers, wildlife, southern charm, travel, Cades Cove...lots of choices!

Locations: The Shoppes at Grit & Grace Market, 445 Church Street, Cleveland and Painted Tree Boutiques, 9630 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Come by soon for best selection.
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THE BEACH! If you're a beach lover and would like to bring some of that serenity into your home or office space, we have tons of options for you to consider. Right now would be a great time to place a custom order. Contact us for details! ... See MoreSee Less

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Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Breathtaking!

What does she like best...Birds? Butterflies? Flowers?

There's still time to order the perfect Mother's Day gift and have it personalized with Mom's favorite scripture verse or inspirational quote! Give a gift that she'll love and cherish forever because it was created JUST FOR HER.

Contact us SOON for guaranteed delivery before Mother's Day!

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After a wonderful Easter weekend, we're revved up and ready to accomplish a lot during these next couple of weeks before we take off for our adventure in England and Scotland.

The new collection of boxed notecards, "Set Apart: Life in Lancaster County," is doing fantastic and is already sold out at the Grit & Grace location. There are still two boxes available at our Knoxville gallery in The Painted Tree Boutiques, if you're interested. All of our notecards make wonderful Mother's Day gifts. We also have a good variety of Mother's Day cards in both galleries.

As graduation, Mother's Day and Father's Day approach, remember that original art is always a meaningful and cherished gift that will be enjoyed for a long time. We have matted prints in both locations in all sizes and price ranges. Consider collaborating with your siblings and surprising Mom with a beautiful framed canvas art piece for her home!

As soon as we return from our trip, we'll be making final preparations for one our biggest events of the year, The Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival. It's June 4-5, and we hope you're already making plans to be there!
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I need to borrow some of your sky miles!!!

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Framed up and ready to go! All of these BRAND NEW PIECES will be available tomorrow at the Spring Market! We will also be debuting our "Set Apart: Life in Lancaster County" boxed notecards in a deluxe gift collection of 24 cards and envelopes per box.

We're not the only ones with great products and sales celebrating our gorgeous East Tennessee Spring! There are fabulous buys throughout the store. The Shoppes at Grit Grace Market is the place to be on Saturday.

Please come see us and join in on the excitement!

#clevelandtn #gritandgracemarket #shoplocal #theshoppesatgritandgrace #stonehouseartworks #fineartphotography #photographicart #chattanoogatn #SupportSmallBusiness #marcysphotography #marcysphotojourney
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Absolutely gorgeous!!!

It's a big weekend at both of our galleries! Today at the Knoxville location of Marcy's Photo Journey (in The Painted Tree Boutiques), we have many pieces on sale, and some brand new work for you to enjoy when you stop by!

Just before closing last night, we added hundreds of new greeting cards including many of local sites like University of Tennessee and Knoxville city images. Our Cades Cove boxed notecards collection had sold out earlier in the week, so we have those restocked now as well.

A BRAND NEW LINE of greeting cards has been added to the rack, featuring some of our very best photography recently taken in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. (Some are posted below.)

You won't find a better bargain than our 5 X 7 greeting cards for $2.50. There are even a few Easter cards left!
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Amazing!

Love

All are beautiful!!

IN THE WORKS!!

Announcing the newest addition to our boxed note cards...

"Set Apart: Life in Lancaster County" will be debuting this weekend at the Spring Market at The Shoppes at Grit & Grace, and we can hardly wait for you to see this collection! This is a deluxe edition, featuring 24 cards and envelopes per box, and will normally sell for $30 per box. However, they will be included in the 20% off EVERYTHING during the Spring Sale starting tomorrow and going through April 23rd.

(Keep in mind that any of these images can be created to your specifications through our custom order option!)
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Beautiful!!!!

Perfection

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Big Congratulations to Doug! We just received the word that his image, "Como Wanderings" has been chosen as part of the Spring 2022 Arts in the Airport Exhibition!! This work, in framed canvas format, will hang in McGee Tyson Airport for the next six months starting at the end of April. I AM SO PROUD OF HIM.!! ... See MoreSee Less

Big Congratulations to Doug!  We just received the word that his image, Como Wanderings has been chosen as part of the Spring 2022 Arts in the Airport Exhibition!!  This work, in framed canvas format, will hang in McGee Tyson Airport for the next six months starting at the end of April.  I AM SO PROUD OF HIM.!!

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Congratulations Doug!

Congratulations πŸ’•πŸ’•

Beautiful

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Thanks to the kindness of Dianne and Morgan King, Doug and I were able to take off to the woods for a nice afternoon respite during a busy workday in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago! They invited us to their place to enjoy the blooming bloodroot, one of my favorite wildflowers. The delicate flowers come and go in early spring, almost before you know it. It was great to get some pictures of these little beauties! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come back anytime. πŸ’•

Love this ❀️

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APRIL UPDATE...

It never ceases to be a little shocking to me just how quickly we are hurtled into full blown Spring when this time of year rolls around! I have always loved April, but since moving to east Tennessee many years ago, my love for this time of year keeps increasing. Dogwoods, azaleas, abundant wildflowers, baby bears (and foxes and ducks and bunnies and robins), the greenest of greens, great skies...I MEAN, REALLY, WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?

Coming in just two short weeks, we're excited to announce the Spring Market at The Shoppes at Grit & Grace. This is the first of THE BIG FOUR SEASONAL MARKET DAYS at our favorite shopping venue, and you're going to want to be a part of it! Over the next few days, watch for specific sales information, but we can tell you right now that it's an event that your whole family will enjoy. There'll be plenty of food and fun on the day before Easter in Cleveland. πŸ™‚

Over the next five weeks, we plan to do a lot of shooting to capture the incredible beauty of our local area. If you have a special place that you'd like us to check out, let us know. That's exactly what we did yesterday as we traveled south to Chattanooga. We'd had some requests from Scenic City fans to capture a few of the iconic Chattanooga sites, so we began with the "walking bridge" (officially the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge), and my favorites from the shoot are posted below. If you'd like to purchase one of these images for your home or office, please contact us for details on options. We are offering 20% off custom orders on Chattanooga images through April 15th and would be happy to create a beautiful art piece to meet your specifications!

LOOKING AHEAD...

On May 7th we leave once again with cameras in hand. Hoping to get back in the travel photography game with a trip to England and Scotland. It's been over two years now since we've ventured this far, and we're ready. Plan now to follow along as we share our trip to the United Kingdom here on Photo Journey.

I can't let this opportunity pass without letting all of you know how much you encourage and uplift us with your supportive comments concerning our photography efforts. We feel so blessed to have each one of you aboard. Hoping this year we'll be able to expand our outreach to even more followers as we continue to strive to showcase God's beauty and blessings here on earth! Next goal...700 followers!
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From your booth neighbor C & T Quilts ..we love your photos...just amazing...I need to look through your photos for owls...They are my favorite

Coolidge Park! Beautiful spot.

AAmazing as aways!

So pretty.

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Tonight is Ladies Night at The Painted Tree! Come shop to your heart's content at this amazing boutique market and enjoy refreshments and great sales throughout the store. Be sure and stop by Marcy's Photo Journey while you're there. We have beautiful artwork for every room in your home, including your kitchen or dining room.

"The Master's Kitchen" and Chateau Kitchen" (pictured below) are both presented in framed, glossy metal formats. You really have to see these in person!

Location is 9630 Kingston Pike, right next to Franklin Square and behind the new Chick-Fil-A in west Knoxville.
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Tonight is Ladies Night at The Painted Tree!  Come shop to your hearts content at this amazing boutique market and enjoy refreshments and great sales throughout the store.  Be sure and stop by Marcys Photo Journey while youre there.  We have beautiful artwork for every room in your home, including your kitchen or dining room.  

The Masters Kitchen and Chateau Kitchen (pictured below) are both presented in framed, glossy metal formats.  You really have to see these in person!

Location is 9630 Kingston Pike, right next to Franklin Square and behind the new Chick-Fil-A in west Knoxville.Image attachment
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GUESS WHAT WE HEAR MOST OFTEN WHEN SOMEONE VISITS ONE OF OUR GALLERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME?


"Your work is even better in person than it is online!" Yes, many who have followed us online for a long time report back to us after visiting our shoppes that they are amazed to see that our work is even better when viewed in person. If you've never visited us, there will never be a better time than this weekend.

March 25 & 26 is the time we have chosen to make room for new inventory. In order to do this, Doug and I have decided to offer our customers some fabulous artwork at very affordable prices. We are reducing all sizes and formats in order to create more space for recent work. Save 20% on everything and up to 60% on selected items.

Do you love nautical images, birds, flowers, wildlife, landscapes, or travel photographs? WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU! Both of us will be at Grit & Grace on Thursday preparing for the HUGE SIDEWALK AND CLEARANCE SALE that will be taking place both inside and outside the store on Friday and Saturday.

Hours are 10:00-6:00 on both days, but you may want to plan to come early while the selection is best. Look for the Marcy's Photo Journey table outside and then come on in and see our new gallery in the store. Due to a family commitment, we cannot be on site Saturday, but will be there all day Friday and would love to see you.
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All of theses are amazing!!!

Beautiful!

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Last Thursday Doug and I enjoyed spending the day with our friend, Morgan King, in Cades Cove. I guess it could be considered a "normal day" in the Cove as nature transitions from winter to spring. We were there from early morning until mid afternoon and saw misty rain, lingering smoke on the mountain tops, skies laden with heavy clouds, pops of sunshine, lots of mud, swollen streams...it was indeed a mixed bag!

I came home feeling that I hadn't really captured much through my lens, but as I have gone through the photos this afternoon, I realized that regardless of weather and the lack of wildlife, there is always something interesting and beautiful in Cades Cove. Here are some of my favorites from the day...
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The pictures give me a feeling of peace

Love theses… just beautiful!

Beautiful πŸ’•

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If you've followed Marcy's Photo Journey for very long, you know that I love ALL kinds of photography, but especially nature, wildlife, and travel. Since Covid hit, it's been mainly wildlife and nature, with trips to some of our best and most beautiful national parks in all four seasons. However, It was time for us to jump back in to travel photography on our recent trip to New York with our two oldest granddaughters, Hallie and Sadie.

Urban cityscapes and street photography are much more difficult for me because I have a limited number of miles in my feet each day, and large cities involve SO MUCH walking! Despite the challenges, though, I am very pleased with the images we brought back home from NYC when we returned two days ago.

I'm sharing several of them today, but ask that you remember that there are thousands more if you have something specific in mind. If you'd like to consider an image from New York for your home or office, we are offering a 20% discount on all custom orders in any size, any format through the end of the month.

There are some fabulous architectural images, if you like that type of artwork, as well as iconic city photos and shots of Yankee Stadium, Brooklyn, Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, New York Public Library, Freedom Tower, Soho, Central Park, Times Square, etc. Please ask if you have something in mind that is not included in the images that I have chosen to share online! There's a good chance we have exactly what you want. πŸ™‚

Don't forget that the deadline to place your order and receive 20% off is March 31st!
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Needless to say, our current adventure couldn't be more different than the last one, where we were tracking moose and wolves in snow covered Yellowstone! An early start this morning at 3:00 wasn't so bad due to the excitement and anticipation of our two granddaughters, Hallie and Sadie.

I'm posting some street shots of our whirlwind tour of Times Square and vicinity this afternoon. Huge Ukraine war protest, M & M Store, Times Square sights and sounds, bike rally, King Kong (?), and a couple of night shots taken from our hotel window. The last one of the building lit up in support of Ukraine is right outside our window and brought a lump to my throat.

The next week promises to be full of unexpected surprises, unusual sights and sounds, and some great times with two special girls. I can hardly wait...
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Have a great time! HUGS!!!

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What's next for Photo Journey?

Hard to believe that it's March already, and signs of a long anticipated spring are everywhere! We've been extra busy lately, so the time is truly flying by.

Our next adventure is coming up in two days when we travel to New York with our oldest two granddaughters, Hallie and Sadie. It'll be quite a switch from the last two photo shoots in Wyoming and Montana, but with two teenagers, it's bound to be much more fun. We'll be there for one week and will be posting pictures, so that you can keep up with our journey.

When we get back, we hope to upgrade the Knoxville gallery a bit, and there's plenty of new work stored at our home waiting for Doug's framing talents. Travel will be on hold until May when we are headed to England and Scotland. Unfortunately, our long awaited trip to Australia and New Zealand was canceled by the tour company, and we couldn't rebook for this year due to other trips. So after a lot of consideration of perhaps Morocco or Egypt, we settled on the UK. Certainly not as exotic as the other two might have been, but we both liked the idea of returning to England and Scotland and taking in some of the things we haven't experienced on other trips.

First week in June, we will once again take part in the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival, and right after that, we're heading to Tanzania. The Tanzania trip has been reserved for two years now, cancelled twice due to Covid. We'll have the chance to follow the Great Migration of various kinds of African wildlife, and I can hardly wait!

Doug seems to be most eager for the July adventure in Iceland. The landscape photography there is superb, so I'm sure I'll love it as well. (It's just hard for me to think past the excitement of the African safaris right now. πŸ™‚ )

In August, we are making a quick trip out to Colorado with Jared's family where he will be running an ultra marathon in the Rockies. If you're not familiar with ultras, that's 100 miles in 30 hours!

The last weekend in September is the Townsend Heritage Festival. We have applied to be a vendor there once again, but have not received confirmation. Hopefully, we'll hear something soon.

We're continuing to plan and trying to make final decisions for the Fall season. Toward the end of October, the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is high on the list, and we're actually seriously considering another Grand Teton trip after Thanksgiving.

Now that we've both turned 70 (sad, but true), we just want to keep going and doing and making memories together. However long we're able to continue is unknown, but, although it gets a little harder with each year, we're determined to do as much as we can to see and experience God's wonderful world and share our adventures with all of you!

(Today's images are from past trips to NYC, London, and Africa.)
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Yesterday we finished the final touches to our new Cleveland gallery in The Shoppes at Grit & Grace Market. Lighting was the main focus, and, although we may need to make a few additional adjustments along the way, we feel that it's generally well lit now. I took my best camera and wide angle lens along to try to get a good picture of the whole space, but still couldn't fit it in completely from side to side. So glad to have room enough for our greeting card rack, boxed notecards, and a great variety of images in many different sizes and formats.

We are feeling happy and blessed to have this expansion opportunity, but it's also more than a little scary. Our sales need to increase significantly in the next few months to cover higher rent and initial inventory investment. If you're comfortable in doing so, we can always use word of mouth promotion. It is our hope that many customers will come to the store looking for photographic art. And now we wait to see if having a much improved gallery has a positive impact...
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Yesterday we finished the final touches to our new Cleveland gallery in The Shoppes at Grit & Grace Market.  Lighting was the main focus, and, although we may need to make a few additional adjustments along the way, we feel that its generally well lit now.  I took my best camera and wide angle lens along to try to get a good picture of the whole space, but still couldnt fit it in completely from side to side.  So glad to have room enough for our greeting card rack, boxed notecards, and a great variety of images in many different sizes and formats.

We are feeling happy and blessed to have this expansion opportunity, but its also more than a little scary.  Our sales need to increase significantly in the next few months to cover higher rent and initial inventory investment.  If youre comfortable in doing so, we can always use word of mouth promotion.  It is our hope that many customers will come to the store looking for photographic art.  And now we wait to see if having a much improved gallery has a positive impact...

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Looks great.

Wow! That's awesome!

Love it! Very nice! 🀩❀️

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

TRANSFORMATION! After seven rather long and hard days of work, our new gallery in The Shoppes at Grit & Grace Market is almost finished. We still have a couple of things to do next week, but we are very happy in our new location. A huge thanks to Morgan King who helped us out today. She was such a blessing to us! Check out the before and after... ... See MoreSee Less

TRANSFORMATION!  After seven rather long and hard days of work, our new gallery in The Shoppes at Grit & Grace Market is almost finished.  We still have a couple of things to do next week, but we are very happy in our new location.  A huge thanks to Morgan King who helped us out today.  She was such a blessing to us!  Check out the before and after...Image attachment

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Looks great!!! Morgan is a sweet girl!!!

I was by there yesterday and it looks great!

I love it!

Wow

I love this!

Looks Great 😊

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3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Final Reminder!

The custom order sale window is closing on February 28th. From now until then, you still have time to place your custom order from our Yellowstone in winter location shoot for 20% off. We are offering all of the Yellowstone images in any format and any size at the discount price. Plenty of landscapes and wildlife, including otters, bison, moose, elk, coyotes, and eagles to choose from!
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Amazing… I’m loving it!

3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Still developing the Cades Cove greeting cards. We hope you'll take a few minutes to visit one of our local galleries and see these in person!

However, if you can't visit a gallery in Cleveland or Knoxville, we're happy to ship our 5 X 7 greeting cards or boxed notecards to your home. Priced at $2.50 per card. Contact us for details!
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3 months ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Photo Journey was honored to participate in a community awareness event for local small businesses held at Lenoir City High School yesterday. After getting home in the afternoon, Doug continued to march toward finishing up several frames, and I worked on churning out more new cards for the Cades Cove greeting card collection.

Today we head back to Cleveland to make some good progress on our new gallery space in Grit & Grace Market. Pictures of the new space coming soon!
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