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18 hours ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

"THE UGLY SIDE"

Since many of you seem fine with a few more pictures and stories from our recent safari with IInstinct Tours, I thought I'd share just a little bit more. This scene took place on our first full day in The Serengeti as we were off road in an area that can only be accessed by obtaining a special permit. We had never been here before, and it was exciting to experience first hand some of the great wildebeest and zebra migration, as we found ourselves literally surrounded by hundreds of thousands of moving animals.We were leaving the large herds and going back out to the open landscape, when Makinda spotted a hyena running far ahead of our vehicle. Sensing that this hyena was on a "mission" of some kind, we followed chase and came upon a recent kill of a zebra. The zebra was still mostly intact, and we had no way of knowing exactly what had happened before we arrived, but assumed that perhaps a lion had killed the zebra overnight. Many birds (including four different types of vultures) were zooming to the scene get their share of the carcass, and the hyena we followed dived right in and was soon joined by another hyena. It was total chaos, and things were happening so fast as we watched nature at work.I LOVE zebras and kept reminding myself that all animals have to eat, but at times it was hard to watch. I have never witnessed an actual kill, but have seen some near misses and happened by just after kills have taken place. It's gruesome and gory and the ugly side of safari, but does provide an understanding of how things work in the wild. "Survival of the fittest" is much more understood than when I first heard the phrase in fifth grade science class! ... See MoreSee Less

THE UGLY SIDE

Since many of you seem fine with a few more pictures and stories from our recent safari with IInstinct Tours,  I thought Id share just a little bit more.  

This scene took place on our first full day in The Serengeti as we were off road in an area that can only be accessed by obtaining a special permit.  We had never been here before, and it was exciting to experience first hand some of the great wildebeest and zebra migration, as we found ourselves literally surrounded by hundreds of thousands of moving animals.

We were leaving the large herds and going back out to the open landscape, when Makinda spotted a hyena running far ahead of our vehicle.  Sensing that this hyena was on a mission of some kind, we followed chase and came upon a recent kill of a zebra.  The zebra was still mostly intact, and we had no way of knowing exactly what had happened before we arrived, but assumed that perhaps a lion had killed the zebra overnight.  

Many birds (including four different types of vultures) were zooming to the scene get their share of the carcass, and the hyena we followed dived right in and was soon joined by another hyena. It was total chaos, and things were happening so fast as we watched nature at work.

I LOVE zebras and kept reminding myself that all animals have to eat, but at times it was hard to watch.  I have never witnessed an actual kill, but have seen some near misses and happened by just after kills have taken place.  Its gruesome and gory and the ugly side of safari, but does provide an understanding of how things work in the wild.  Survival of the fittest is much more understood than when I first heard the phrase in fifth grade science class!Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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Wow Marci!! Great pics even though I cringe at the thought of that poor zebra being devoured by the hyenas and vultures☹️ Great insight by Makinda to spot the hyena in the first place and afford your group the opportunity to experience real life on the Serengeti👏👏

Amazing pix‼️‼️‼️ Yes-gruesome

Wow! Great pics!

Great pictures!!

It’s the circle of life.

Yeah hard to watch but a part of life.

Great pictures, especially of the vultures coming in! Right place, right time.

Great pictures!

Super W O W!!! Quite an event of nature in action.

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19 hours ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

With the beginning of each new month, I always like to take a few minutes to look forward to upcoming events on the horizon for Photo Journey.

Now home a week from our most recent trip to Tanzania, we are rested and eager to see spring arrive here in the Smokies and look forward to baby bears, incredible Cades Cove mornings, and opportunities to capture migrating birds through our lenses as they move through our area. In just nine days, we leave for New York with Hallie, Sadie, Marleigh, and Madelyn! There's nothing like spending time with our granddaughters, and we already know there'll be plenty of laughing and making great memories together. Easter is early this year, so we look forward to another great family weekend as we all celebrate our risen Savior the last weekend of this month.Although our 50th wedding anniversary isn't until the end of July, Doug and I have planned a special celebration trip to Norway during the last week of April and first couple weeks of May. This time we will not be traveling with a group, but will be exploring on our own, at our own pace, taking time to enjoy the culture and photography of Scandinavia. We are really looking forward to this special time together and can hardly believe that we have been married almost fifty years. That has to mean we're old, doesn't it?First weekend in June, we once again will be part of the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival. Right after that, it's time to escort our second group of travelers to Tanzania. Believe it or not, we're already looking forward to another two week safari trip because we know what awaits us!Marcy's Photo Journey friends and followers are the best! You consistently encourage us and are so kind in your comments and feedback about our photography. Still hoping to increase our numbers and would really appreciate your help. If you know of someone who would enjoy seeing our travels and photography, please mention us to them or invite them to follow our page. May God bless you and your families! ... See MoreSee Less

With the beginning of each new month, I always like to take a few minutes to look forward to upcoming events on the horizon for Photo Journey.

Now home a week from our most recent trip to Tanzania, we are rested and eager to see spring arrive here in the Smokies and look forward to baby bears, incredible Cades Cove mornings, and opportunities to capture migrating birds through our lenses as they move through our area.  

In just nine days, we leave for New York with Hallie, Sadie, Marleigh, and Madelyn!  Theres nothing like spending time with our granddaughters, and we already know therell be plenty of laughing and making great memories together.  Easter is early this year, so we look forward to another great family weekend as we all celebrate our risen Savior the last weekend of this month.

Although our 50th wedding anniversary isnt until the end of July, Doug and I have planned a special celebration trip to Norway during the last week of April and first couple weeks of May.  This time we will not be traveling with a group, but will be exploring on our own, at our own pace, taking time to enjoy the culture and photography of Scandinavia.  We are really looking forward to this special time together and can hardly believe that we have been married almost fifty years.  That has to mean were old, doesnt it?

First weekend in June, we once again will be part of the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival.  Right after that, its time to escort our second group of travelers to Tanzania.  Believe it or not, were already looking forward to another two week safari trip because we know what awaits us!

Marcys Photo Journey friends and followers are the best!  You consistently encourage us and are so kind in your comments and feedback about our photography.  Still hoping to increase our numbers and would really appreciate your help.  If you know of someone who would enjoy seeing our travels and photography, please mention us to them or invite them to follow our page.  May God bless you and your families!

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We have wanted to visit Norway for a long time, and I'm really excited about this trip, especially our stay in the Lofoten Islands. Did you see puffins while you were there?

I can't wait to see your Norway photos! It is such a beautiful country.

I was in Norway last fall and it is breathtakingly beautiful! I look forward to your pictures.

Ya’all are amazing‼️‼️‼️

Quite a view from a perfect perch...just fits on that limb.

What a great shot!❤️

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2 days ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

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By now, most of you are probably wondering if I'm ever going to stop posting from this last safari trip! I know it's been a lot, but we saw so many great sights that it's easy to get carried away.

This will be the end, at least for a while...I promise! It's time to start looking ahead to our next adventure, which will be very different from this last one. In just two weeks, we are taking our four oldest granddaughters to New York over their spring break. So from the remote places of Africa, it's on to the Big Apple!Thanks to all for following along and providing such wonderful feedback on our photos from Tanzania. We already have several committed to travel with us in 2025, and now it's only fifteen weeks until we escort our next group of travelers and get to do it all over again. ... See MoreSee Less

By now, most of you are probably wondering if Im ever going to stop posting from this last safari trip!  I know its been a lot, but we saw so many great sights that its easy to get carried away.

This will be the end, at least for a while...I promise!  Its time to start looking ahead to our next adventure, which will be very different from this last one. In just two weeks, we are taking our four oldest granddaughters to New York over their spring break.  So from the remote places of Africa, its on to the Big Apple!

Thanks to all for following along and providing such wonderful feedback on our photos from Tanzania.  We already have several committed to travel with us in 2025, and now its only fifteen weeks until we escort our next group of travelers and get to do it all over again.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Loving all the pictures! You had quite the trip!

All of your post are wonderful, love getting to share them with our grandchildren and seeing how excited they are to identify the animals!!

I enjoy every photo ❣️Many thanks😁

I love your posts, all the photos and stories. Keep them coming. ❤️

No need to stop posting! Your shots are so enjoyable!

Love your pics.

Your pictures are amazing! I never get tired of looking at them!

I love your pictures. They are amazing 🤩

All your photos are beautiful! I love my photos from Africa and relive the joy they bring often.

Never tire of seeing your photos. Keep them coming.

You can post all you want. It’s never too much of the beauty you are sharing. Thank you so much !

Love your pics! You and Doug are so gifted.

Grateful for your posts! Keep em coming!! Brilliant photos.

We live them - keep posting!!

What they said!!!!

These are incredible photos! Thanks for sharing

Love the pictures!!

Beautiful!

Absolutely awesome pictures

All of these pictures are so beautiful!

Please do not stop sharing. Love your photos ❤️

Don’t stop posting these fabulous photos.

Your photos are totally amazing!

Stunning! (As usual)

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4 days ago
Marcy's Photo Journey

Have you ever wondered what "glamping" on the plains of the Serengeti is like? These were our most primitive accommodations, but with sisal carpet, flush toilets and hot showers in each tent, we were doing OK. You will see the main dining and lounge tent where they serve nice hot meals. Some camps are permanent, but they break down this particular camp at the end of March and reassemble everything closer to where the great migration is concentrated, then return next spring (October or November) to this site. Click on the audio to enjoy the sounds of nature. ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome

Doug and I will be sending out information to all parties interested in Tanzania 2025 TODAY! If you are not yet on our list and would like to find out more about our collaboration with Instinct Tours, please contact us with your email address at marcysphotojourney@gmail.com.

It's not my intention to wear you out with photos, but I really want to show what it's like to go on safari. Most of these images have accompanying commentary and need to be viewed full screen.We would love to have you travel with us on this trip of a lifetime! (ALL SHARES GREATLY APPRECIATED.) ... See MoreSee Less

Doug and I will be sending out information to all parties interested in Tanzania 2025 TODAY!  If you are not yet on our list and would like to find out more about our collaboration with Instinct Tours, please contact us with your email address at marcysphotojourney@gmail.com.  

Its not my intention to wear you out with photos, but I really want to show  what its like to go on safari.  Most of these images have accompanying commentary and need to be viewed full screen.

We would love to have you travel with us on this trip of a lifetime!  

(ALL SHARES GREATLY APPRECIATED.)Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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I am amazed at every picture. They are all fantastic. You and Doug have had so many great experiences seeing so much of God's creation. You know I want to go!!!

Keep sending the photos. They are breathtaking. You saw so much more than we saw in Tanzania with Tauck, although we loved our safari with them. I hope we can join you in 2025 but there are several knee surgeries ahead. 🤞

Dianne Martin, here is a trip you should consider❤️. Marcy is a friend of ours. She has a shop inside Grit & Grace Market where she displays her beautiful photography.

Marcy's Photo Journey, would you please send me info? Thank you! I’ll DM you!

"I CAN'T BELIEVE I ATE THE WHOLE THING"!

There was never a day that we didn't see lions! Over the course of the safari, we spotted between 60-70...truly a phenomenal amount of lions. There have been other safari trips when we have only had one sighting, and on our first trip to South Africa and Botswana, we had no sightings at all, so it was almost unreal to see so many this time.When we first entered Serengeti, we saw this guy who was resting quite close to the road. Right away we noticed that he seemed a little stressed because he was panting rapidly. It was fairly hot, so we assumed that the panting was necessary as a way of cooling off.As he turned over, however, we were amazed at the size of his stomach! OH MY GOODNESS, this lion was stuffed. We all started recalling Thanksgiving dinners when we had "overdone it" a bit and could relate to his misery. 🙂Before the journey was complete, we would see many overeaters along the way. When they have food available, lions indulge to the point of misery and then "sleep it off" until hunger strikes again. ... See MoreSee Less

I CANT BELIEVE I ATE THE WHOLE THING!

There was never a day that we didnt see lions!  Over the course of the safari, we spotted between 60-70...truly a phenomenal amount of lions.  There have been other safari trips when we have only had one sighting, and on our first trip to South Africa and Botswana, we had no sightings at all, so it was almost unreal to see so many this time.

When we first entered Serengeti, we saw this guy who was resting quite close to the road.  Right away we noticed that he seemed a little stressed because he was panting rapidly.  It was fairly hot, so we assumed that the panting was necessary as a way of cooling off.

As he turned over, however, we were amazed at the size of his stomach!  OH MY GOODNESS, this lion was stuffed.  We all started recalling Thanksgiving dinners when we had overdone it a bit and could relate to his misery.   :)

Before the journey was complete, we would see many overeaters along the way.  When they have food available, lions indulge to the point of misery and then sleep it off until hunger strikes again.Image attachmentImage attachment

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A funny pose

Doug and I were thrilled to have Diane Murphey join us for the Instinct Tours inaugural adventure in Tanzania! We met Diane during a NPEG group shoot in Yellowstone just over two years ago and have kept in touch with her on Facebook since that time.

A fellow photographer, Diane is from a very remote area of Oklahoma and serves on the city council of her small town. She stays busy with her family of six children and 21 grandchildren and her photography! Diane retired from Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she taught information technology for 40 years.It was our pleasure to get to know her better during our two week safari adventure and now have no doubt that we will be life long friends. Please take a few moments to read Diane's review of her experience in Tanzania: Tanzania Trip Review - Feb. 2024 "Tanzania is truly an amazing country blessed with beauty, bountiful wildlife, friendly and interesting people and a distinct culture of kindness. Just finished a safari with Instinct Tours, which was coordinated by Marcy’s Photo Journey. We toured both central and southern Serengeti and were blessed with a guide who enjoyed traveling slowly through this incredible creation allowing us to stop frequently. He would place the vehicle so that we had the very best opportunities to observe and photograph the animals and landscape. We were able to photograph the unique wildlife who live in the Serengeti including elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, leopards, monkeys, baboon, hippo, rhino, cape buffalo, wildebeests, zebras, and more, including a large variety of birds. Grateful for our guide, Arnold Makinda from Instinct Tours, who shared his depth of knowledge about the animals, country, people and ecosystem. He enabled us to get the shots that not everybody can get . For info on 2025 tours, contact Marcy's Photo Journey. This was my first trip to Tanzania, and it far exceeded any expectations I could have had. Would I return? You bet – in a second! I would absolutely go on a trip guided by Instinct Tours with tour coordination by Marcy's Photo Journey!" ... See MoreSee Less

Doug and I were thrilled to have Diane Murphey join us for the Instinct Tours inaugural adventure in Tanzania!  We met Diane during a NPEG group shoot in Yellowstone just over two years ago and have kept in touch with her on Facebook since that time.

A fellow photographer, Diane is from a very remote area of Oklahoma and serves on the city council of her small town. She stays busy with her family of six children and 21 grandchildren and her photography!   Diane retired from Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she taught information technology for 40 years.

It was our pleasure to get to know her better during our two week safari adventure and now have no doubt that we will be life long friends.  Please take a few moments to read Dianes review of her experience in Tanzania:

                Tanzania Trip Review - Feb. 2024

     Tanzania is truly an amazing country blessed with beauty, bountiful wildlife, friendly and interesting people and a distinct culture of kindness. Just finished a safari with Instinct Tours, which was coordinated by Marcy’s Photo Journey.  

     We toured both central and southern Serengeti and were blessed with a guide who enjoyed traveling slowly through this incredible creation allowing us to stop frequently. He would place the vehicle so that we had the very best opportunities to observe and photograph the animals and landscape. We were able to photograph the unique wildlife who live in the Serengeti including elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, leopards, monkeys, baboon, hippo, rhino, cape buffalo, wildebeests, zebras, and more, including a large variety of birds.

     Grateful for our guide, Arnold Makinda from Instinct Tours, who shared his depth of knowledge about the animals, country, people and ecosystem. He enabled us to get the shots that not everybody can get . For info on 2025 tours, contact Marcys Photo Journey.

     This was my first trip to Tanzania, and it far exceeded any expectations I could have had. Would I return? You bet – in a second! I would absolutely go on a trip guided by Instinct Tours with tour coordination by Marcys Photo Journey!

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Wonderful shot! Where did you see all these lions in trees. We didn’t see any on our tour even though one park in Tanzania said it was a common sight. I love this photo and the one of the whole family of lions in a tree.

Wow gorgeous

Why travel with Marcy's Photo Journey and Instinct Tours?

We aren't interested in offering the cheapest Tanzanian experience, but we do feel that we provide the BEST TANZANIA EXPERIENCE! After two safaris with Arnold Makinda, Doug and I saw something very special about his qualifications and ability to enable those with him to learn the most, see the most, and get the shots no one else gets! When Makinda shared with us that he was starting his own tour company, we asked what we could do to help him.Now, having just returned from the most wonderful safari adventure we have ever taken (and our third tour with Makinda), we are even more enthused about doing whatever we can do to enable our friends and followers to take part in the most exciting African journey imaginable. Instinct Tours offers a first class, top notch tour in every way. Believe me, we wouldn't be doing this if we weren't totally convinced that it's the best out there! Two tours are on the calendar for 2025, and a third is now being considered. If you've ever had a desire to see the magic found in The Serengeti, contact us for specific information.(Look for reviews soon from those who traveled with us! All three of our travelers are returning with us in 2025, so that's a great endorsement.) ... See MoreSee Less

Why travel with Marcys Photo Journey and Instinct Tours?

We arent interested in offering the cheapest Tanzanian experience, but we do feel that we provide the BEST TANZANIA EXPERIENCE!  

After two safaris with Arnold Makinda, Doug and I saw something very special about his qualifications and ability to enable those with him to learn the most, see the most, and get the shots no one else gets!  When Makinda shared with us that he was starting his own tour company, we asked what we could do to help him.

Now, having just returned from the most wonderful safari adventure we have ever taken (and our third tour with Makinda),  we are even more enthused about doing whatever we can do to enable our friends and followers to take part in the most exciting African journey imaginable.  Instinct Tours offers a first class, top notch tour in every way.  

Believe me, we wouldnt be doing this if we werent totally convinced that its the best out there!  Two tours are on the calendar for 2025, and a third is now being considered.  If youve ever had a desire to see the magic found in The Serengeti, contact us for specific information.

(Look for reviews soon from those who traveled with us!  All three of our travelers are returning with us in 2025, so thats a great endorsement.)Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Makinda is tops! And we're still friends over 20 years later.

Tanzania Trip Review - Feb. 2024 Tanzania is truly an amazing country blessed with beauty, bountiful wildlife, friendly and interesting people and a distinct culture of kindness. Just finished a safari with Instinct Tours which was coordinated by Marcy’s Photo Journey. We toured both central and Southern Serengeti and were blessed with a guide who enjoyed traveling slowly through this incredible creation allowing us to stop frequently. He would place the vehicle so that we had the very best opportunities to observe and photograph the animals and landscape. We were able to photograph the unique wildlife who live in the Serengeti including elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, leopards, monkeys, baboon, hippo, rhino, Cape buffalo, wildebeests, zebras, and more including a large variety of birds. Grateful for our guide, Makinda from Instinct Tours who shared his depth of knowledge about the animals, country, people and ecosystem. He enabled us to get the shots that not everybody can get . For info on 2025 tours contact Marcy's Photo Journey. This was my first trip to Tanzania and it far exceeded any expectations I could’ve had. Would I return? You bet – in a second! I would absolutely go on a trip guided by Instinct Tours with the coordination of Marcy’s Photo Journey!

On our recent trip to Tanzania, we explored a completely different area of the Serengeti. It was such a pleasure to see the southern part, which included Lake Ndutu and a major migration route for wildebeest and zebras. One of our sunrises there was spent with flamingoes who were enjoying the early morning light right along with us.

We are often asked why we want to return to the same place again and again. Nature will always serve up something unique and different!"Flamingo Sunrise" is now available for custom order! ... See MoreSee Less

On our recent trip to Tanzania, we explored a completely different area of the Serengeti.  It was such a pleasure to see the southern part, which included Lake Ndutu and a major migration route for wildebeest and zebras.  One of our sunrises there was spent with flamingoes who were enjoying the early morning light right along with us.

We are often asked why we want to return to the same place again and again.  Nature will always serve up something unique and different!

Flamingo Sunrise is now available for custom order!

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Love it! Amazing!

While in Tanzania, we had several amazing sunrises and sunsets! ... See MoreSee Less

While in Tanzania, we had several amazing sunrises and sunsets!Image attachment

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Spectacular

The sunsets on our safari in South Africa was all amazing

Beautiful!

No where else like Africa❤️❤️❤️❤️

Yes…..u did!

OMGOSH! How to you choose? Amazing 🤩

Unreal!

Wow! Just wow!

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MIRACLE IN THE SERENGETI!

The reason Doug and I had wanted our first safari collaboration with Instinct Tours to be in February was because at this time of year, wildlife babies are often spotted with with their mamas. As it turned out, it was a great choice of seasons because we did see SO MANY BABIES.In the Serengeti, over 8000 wildebeest calves are born between December and March. Only 20% of those babies survive. Female wildebeest are known for not being good mothers and sometimes even forget that they have a baby to care for! We witnessed little ones all alone frantically crying for their moms, and Makinda told us that sometimes the moms just wander off mindlessly, leaving the babies as orphans.On one of our last safari days, we witnessed the birth of a baby wildebeest, and it was quite exciting to see. It took about 45 minutes to an hour from the time we noticed that this mama was in labor until she gave birth, and I documented it all through my lens.The pictures below show the baby and mom from the moment of birth until the little one was able to nurse for the first time. I found myself hoping desperately that this particular mama would not forget her baby and that this little one would defy the odds and live a long and happy wildebeest life. ... See MoreSee Less

MIRACLE IN THE SERENGETI!

The reason Doug and I had wanted our first safari collaboration with Instinct Tours to be in February was because at this time of year,  wildlife babies are often spotted with with their mamas.  As it turned out, it was a great choice of seasons because we did see SO MANY BABIES.

In the Serengeti, over 8000 wildebeest calves are born between December and March.  Only 20% of those babies survive.  Female wildebeest are known for not being good mothers and sometimes even forget that they have a baby to care for!  We witnessed little ones all alone frantically crying for their moms, and Makinda told us that sometimes the moms just wander off mindlessly, leaving the babies as orphans.

On one of our last safari days, we witnessed the birth of a baby wildebeest, and it was quite exciting to see.  It took about 45 minutes to an hour from the time we noticed that this mama was in labor until she gave birth, and I documented it all through my lens.

The pictures below show the baby and mom from the moment of birth until the little one was able to nurse for the first time.  I found myself hoping desperately that this particular mama would not forget her baby and that this little one would defy the odds and live a long and happy wildebeest life.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Thanks so much for the photos and information.

Beautiful ❤️.

LIONS!

Over the course of 10 days, we saw more than 60 lions. They were everywhere it seemed...trees, fields, near water, and even spotted in a drainage pipe!Sharing some of my favorites... ... See MoreSee Less

LIONS!

Over the course of 10 days, we saw more than 60 lions.  They were everywhere it seemed...trees, fields, near water, and even spotted in a drainage pipe!

Sharing some of my favorites...Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Amazing

Spectacular

Amazing!

Awesome!

Lovely 💘

Wow. Awesome!!

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It's great to be back home this morning as we continue to reflect on our wonderful journey to Tanzania! As I look ahead on our calendar, it's only sixteen weeks until we get to do it all over again with a new group of travelers.

The featured photo today was taken when we visited a local market before our safari began. This gentleman was all smiles, and is typical of the joyful people of Tanzania.Thanks to all of you who followed our adventure, and whispered a prayer or two for us along the way. I'll be sharing more about the trip over the next couple of weeks. Without question, this was the very best safari we've ever had. Thank you, Arnold Makinda and Instinct Tours for a phenomenal journey! ... See MoreSee Less

Its great to be back home this morning as we continue to reflect on our wonderful journey to Tanzania!     As I look ahead on our calendar, its only sixteen weeks until we get to do it all over again with a new group of travelers.  

The featured photo today was taken when we visited a local market before our safari began.  This gentleman was all smiles, and is typical of the joyful people of Tanzania.

Thanks to all of you who followed our adventure, and whispered a prayer or two for us along the way.  Ill be sharing more about the trip over the next couple of weeks.  Without question, this was the very best safari weve ever had.  Thank you, Arnold Makinda and Instinct Tours for a phenomenal journey!

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Glad you returned safe and sound without incident. I love the beaded animals in this photo! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

The pictures you have shared have been absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing

Glad you are home...safe & sound!!

Welcome home! ❤️ What a great smile! Talk about a traveling salesman! 😊 Sounds like the trip was a success in every way!

Glad you and Doug are home safe.

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Marcy's Photo Journey

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Great photo!

Love this pic of you guys! 😍

Super sweet🤗

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Spectacular!

What a beautiful moment!

I love Cades Cove!

Now in Amsterdam awaiting our flight to Atlanta and then on to Knoxville. As I turned on my phone just now, Facebook asked what is on my mind.

After a trip like this one, there are so many things swirling around in my brain, but foremost on my mind are the children and teachers from Unity Primary School in Arusha yesterday morning.They made us feel so welcome, and were eager to show us their school and their work. Everyone in our group cherished the interaction with these precious children, and we left there forever changed!We are hoping to begin an ongoing support of this small, private school, and I’m confident that we can make a difference. The smiles of these faces tell the story. Consider helping us! ... See MoreSee Less

Now in Amsterdam awaiting our flight to Atlanta and then on to Knoxville.  As I turned on my phone just now, Facebook asked what is on my mind.  

After a trip like this one, there are so many things swirling around in my brain, but foremost on my mind are the children and teachers from Unity Primary School in Arusha yesterday morning.

They made us feel so welcome, and were eager to show us their school and their work. Everyone in our group cherished the interaction with these precious children, and we left there forever changed!

We are hoping to begin an ongoing support of this small, private school, and I’m confident that we can make a difference.  The smiles of these faces tell the story.  

Consider helping us!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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You were changed??? How about them? Your group must have made a big footprint into their lives and memories.

You and Doug have such good hearts, I bet this was definitely the highlight of this trip. God Bless you. Travel safe.❤️❤️

What a wonderful blessing!!!

Brilliantly done. Lovely photos!

Such a wonderful experience for all!

Beautiful!!!

Thank you for introducing these fine young people to us.

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We're now at the airport in Tanzania and will be boarding in about an hour for the long trip home! Arriving in Knoxville Thursday evening around 7:30, if all goes as scheduled.

Sometime very soon I'll have enough time to tell you the stories behind some of these photos. I hate that my limitations here with internet have made it impossible to keep you informed as much as I had wanted during the trip. We were in some very remote areas, so posting regularly was impossible.We visited Unity Primary School this morning and delivered our school supplies and all donated money. The students and teachers were so excited and appreciative of everything! We took a lot of pictures and will be sharing those soon.We feel that God has blessed this trip in many unique ways, and we are thanking HIm as we head back home. Until next time... ... See MoreSee Less

Were now at the airport in Tanzania and will be boarding in about an hour for the long trip home!  Arriving in Knoxville Thursday evening around 7:30, if all goes as scheduled.  

Sometime very soon Ill have enough time to tell you the stories behind some of these photos.  I hate that my limitations here with internet have made it impossible to keep you informed as much as I had wanted during the trip.  We were in some very remote areas, so posting regularly was impossible.

We visited Unity Primary School this morning and delivered our school supplies and all donated money.  The students and teachers were so excited and appreciative of everything!  We took a lot of pictures and will be sharing those soon.

We feel that God has blessed this trip in many unique ways, and we are thanking HIm as we head back home.  Until next time...Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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These are all so good! Thank you for capturing these gorgeous animals for all of us to see!

I’m loving these pictures! I notice a lot of standing water, are the mosquitoes bad? Also how hot is it?

Stunning photos!

Hopefully, you're home safe. ❤️

Incredible pictures!! 😍 Glad you had a wonderful time there and have a safe & restful trip home!Looking forward to hearing the stories!😊

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos! Safe home!

Safe travels!!

Always awesome photos! Continue having a wonderful time.

Beautiful pictures! Wishing you safe travels. God speed!

Amazing photos!!

Safe travels home!!

Can't wait to see more and hear about your trip!

Beautiful photos. Prayers for safe travels back home.

Safe travels

Beautiful! Safe journey home

Must take hours to get the animals to pose for you. Haha ❤️

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Good morning from Tanzania! You've probably figured out by now that I was quite limited by lack of strong internet while on safari and unable to regularly check in.

We are now finished with the most wonderful safari trip ever, and I have many, many pictures to go through. You'll be hearing and seeing much more in the next few days as we wind things up here and begin our journey home. ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning from Tanzania!  Youve probably figured out by now that I was quite limited by lack of strong internet while on safari and unable to regularly check in. 

 We are now finished with the most wonderful safari trip ever, and I have many, many pictures to go through.  Youll be hearing and seeing much more in the next few days as we wind things up here and begin our journey home.Image attachmentImage attachment

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So glad you've had a great trip!!

Those birds are gorgeous! Good shot!!

Can’t wait to see the rest of the pix‼️❤️

Beautiful!!

Lovely photos!

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Checking out of our first Serengeti camp site is always a little sad. We leave Embalaki Camp in a few minutes and head to our next camp. It was a wonderful three nights here, and we’ll be back in June!

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Checking out of our first Serengeti camp site is always a little sad.  We leave Embalaki Camp in a few minutes and head to our next camp.  It was a wonderful three nights here, and we’ll be back in June!  

It’s still not too late to consider joining us for either our May or September 2025 Tanzania Adventure.  September is filling up fast!  We’d love to send you the information, if you’d sent us your email address.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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That's beautiful! 😍

Glamp site

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Stacye Jeter look at this

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Are you safe out there???😳😉❤️

How DO you get such amazing pix‼️‼️‼️❓❓❓

Beautifully captured!

Beautiful!

You got some amazing shots there!

Cannot wait til June! Great photos!

These belong in National Geographic

Amazing!!

Incredibly beautiful pics!!🥰

Thank goodness for long range lenses. Love the pictures.🐘🐆🦓...🦄

Your pictures are so beautiful. I wish I was with you all.

So beautiful!

Great photos Marcy's Photo Journey . Just like always. 👍🏻

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Checking in from Tarangire National Park before we leave tomorrow for The Serengeti. We've already had two glorious safari days, but there just hasn't been much time for me to post because our days have been so full.

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Checking in from Tarangire National Park before we leave tomorrow for The Serengeti.  Weve already had two glorious safari days, but there just hasnt been much time for me to post because our days have been so full.  

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These are awesome!!😍

These photos are amazing

Amazing pix‼️‼️‼️‼️

Visiting Africa through your wonderful pictures!

Beautiful pics!! Glad that luggage made its way there.

Great shots!

Beautiful!

Amazing pics as always

Amazing

Awesome...thanks for sharing!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

👏👏👏❤️

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Making history!

Marcy's Photo Journey is thrilled to have had a part in launching the very first Instinct Tours Safari! It was a great day together as our dear friend, Arnold Makinda, presented each of our travelers with these beautiful shirts, custom designed by his daughter-in-law Diva, to mark this momentous occasion. Granddaughter Merci was on hand to present the gifts and pose with us for pictures. We leave early tomorrow for Tarangire National Park, so look for safari pictures soon. Congratulations, Arnold Makinda, on the beginning of a very successful tour company! ... See MoreSee Less

When things don't go as planned...

There were a few unexpected bumps in the road as we made the long journey to Kilimanjaro from Knoxville. Our plane leaving from Atlanta to Amsterdam was delayed about an hour and 45 minutes as maintenance crews worked on the non-flushing bathrooms. Because our connection in Amsterdam was on the short side, we missed our plane to Tanzania and spent the night in Amsterdam. We actually felt that it ended up being a blessing because we were able to rest up, leaving Amsterdam refreshed for the 9 hour flight to Kilimanjaro.Upon arrival last night, however, was when the real fun began. Three of our four pieces of luggage did not make it! So we have not yet changed our clothes since we left Knoxville early Wednesday. But we are still happy and eager to begin our safari journey in the morning. Our luggage should arrive late tonight, if what they tell us is accurate. We'll see...Doug grabbed a couple of cell phone shots when we landed. (I didn't feel nearly as tired and weary as I look!)We arrived at Lake Duluti Lodge where they had a delicious dinner for us, and after finishing our meal at 1:00 am (probably the latest we’ve ever finished dinner in our lives), we were so cozy and comfortable in our great accommodation here. It's always wonderful to be back in Africa! ... See MoreSee Less

When things dont go as planned...

There were a few unexpected bumps in the road as we made the long journey to Kilimanjaro from Knoxville.  Our plane leaving from Atlanta to Amsterdam was delayed about an hour and 45 minutes as maintenance crews worked on the non-flushing bathrooms. Because our connection in Amsterdam was on the short side, we missed our plane to Tanzania and spent the night in Amsterdam.  We actually felt that it ended up being a blessing because we were able to rest up, leaving Amsterdam refreshed for the 9 hour flight to Kilimanjaro.

Upon arrival last night, however, was when the real fun began.  Three of our four pieces of luggage did not make it!  So we have not yet changed our clothes since we left Knoxville early Wednesday.  But we are still happy and eager to begin our safari journey in the morning.  Our luggage should arrive late tonight, if what they tell us is accurate.  Well see...

Doug grabbed a couple of cell phone shots when we landed.  (I didnt feel nearly as tired and weary as I look!)

We arrived at Lake Duluti Lodge where they had a delicious dinner for us, and after finishing our meal at 1:00 am (probably the latest we’ve ever finished dinner in our lives), we were so cozy and comfortable in our great accommodation here.  Its always wonderful to be back in Africa!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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From Doug … I love the way we land in the middle of nowhere on the beautiful blue KLM Dreamliner, brightly lit against the African sky. We just wander away from the solitary plane toward the terminal.

Glad you’re there safe and sound. Hopefully the luggage will get there soon!

Glad you arrived safely. If you have travel insurance they will pay for your delayed flight causing your missed connection and your missing luggage. Enjoy Africa!

Nest of luck withe rest of your exciting journey

So sorry for the delays, but thankful you made it safely and were able to rest! I pray your luggage arrives soon!

Seems there is always those "bumps" in the road...glad you are safely there! Love the accommodations...enjoy!!

Glad to hear you arrived safely even though some bumps were involved. I love your room!

Have a wonderful time!

Beautiful accommodations. You always seem so handle the curves that are thrown your way! Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Well, one always needs to be flexible!! It makes things so much easier. However, the delay is much more palatable with clean underwear🤪Hoping your trip is all that you dreamed.😍😍

Bless your hearts. I hope you have everything you need by now. I am praying for you and look forward to your amazing pictures.

Have a great photo safari. As always looking forward to you photos. Be safe!

Glad you made it safely. Enjoy your trip!

Enjoy the visit and stay safe!

The safari is sure to make up for it !

I am praying for you guys! 💕

You always have such interesting adventures. 🤗❤️

The " joys" of travel!? Haha

My Mom always said "bad beginnings make good endings." Hope you have the best adventure ever!

Luxurious room!

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Departure Day!

In a few hours, we're leaving Knoxville for Atlanta, then Amsterdam, and finally Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Hoping you're planning to follow along as we take three travelers with us this time and join up with Instinct Tours for what is sure to be a fantastic safari adventure.Plans are to carefully document this trip and post regularly. Of course we're always subject to internet strength and availability, so if you don't hear from us for a day or two, that is likely the issue.Arrival is expected to be 12:00 noon (Knoxville time) tomorrow, which will be 8:00 pm there. Safari doesn't actually begin until Sunday, so we will be enjoying some rest and flight recovery until then at Lake Duluti Lodge in Arusha. We are so thankful to be in a position to show others the wonder we have discovered in Tanzania, excited to deliver school supplies for the children of Unity Primary School, and thrilled to support the new business of our friend, Arnold Makinda! Invite others to follow our Facebook page and join in on the journey! This will be the perfect opportunity for all who are interested in getting in on the 2025 Great Migration adventures (May and September) to see what it is like day by day. ... See MoreSee Less

Departure Day!

In a few hours, were leaving Knoxville for Atlanta, then Amsterdam, and finally Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.  Hoping youre planning to follow along as we take three travelers with us this time and join up with Instinct Tours for what is sure to be a fantastic safari adventure.

Plans are to carefully document this trip and post regularly.  Of course were always subject to internet strength and availability, so if you dont hear from us for a day or two, that is likely the issue.

Arrival is expected to be 12:00  noon (Knoxville time) tomorrow, which will be 8:00 pm there.  Safari doesnt actually begin until Sunday, so we will be enjoying some rest and flight recovery until then at Lake Duluti Lodge in Arusha.  

We are so thankful to be in a position to show others the wonder we have discovered in Tanzania, excited to deliver school supplies for the children of Unity Primary School, and thrilled to support the new business of our friend, Arnold Makinda!  

Invite others to follow our Facebook page and join in on the journey!  This will be the perfect opportunity for all who are interested in getting in on the 2025 Great Migration adventures  (May and September) to see what it is like day by day.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Best wishes on your trip

Safe travels

Safe travels and I look forward to seeing all the pictures of your adventures!

I love you two and you continue to amaze me. Your pictures show me all the beauty of His world I will never see. Please let me know when you have another fundraiser, I missed this last one. Take care of each other.

Have a marvelous trip‼️‼️‼️

Looking forward to "traveling" with you via armchair!! Wishing you a wonderful time & safe travels!!

Have a wonderful journey and be safe and I am so looking forward to seeing all your beautiful photos.

Have a wonderful trip! Looking forward to seeing your updates.

Safe travels can’t wait to see the wonderful pictures

Bon voyage!

Have a great time!

I'm looking forward to coming alone on your journey...at least on Facebook. My big trip this year will be Northern Italy. Hopefully I'll get back to Southern Africa someday. Enjoy!!

Save travels and looking forward to seeing all the pictures.

Beautiful

How wonderful! I can't wait to see your updates. <3

You all are amazing!

Prayers for Safe travels! Looking forward to your beautiful photos! 😍

Give my regards to Makinda. He is the best of the best. I look forward to more of your trip and your photos!

Hope you have an amazing trip!! Looking forward to traveling with you through your posts.🥰

Blessings!! Will enjoy another armchair trip with you. 🤟🤗

Prayers for safe travels . Rest up while you can.

You have the best adventures!

Have so much fun!!! God will be with you every step❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Wow..your photos are always exceptional. Looking forward to virtually touring with you!! Have a fabulous and safe journey

Safe travels & happy landings!! Looking forward to the pictures.

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Love this picture!

Great capture.

Appropriate for last Sunday’s sermon!

Good morning! Anyone out there ready to bid Winter farewell and welcome Spring?

Just added to our gallery in Grit & Grace Market, "The Forest Floor" is not your traditional landscape piece. If you could use a fresh, vibrant, more contemporary look for that room in your home that desperately needs an update, this brand new metal (36 X 24) could be it. With its integrated standout frame mounted to the back of the picture, it literally "stands out" from the wall one inch when hung. Full of texture and color, the glossy metal finish has incredible depth, which gives the picture a three dimensional look. Taken right here in east Tennessee along the Blue Ridge Parkway, there's no better way to bring the outside in and create a fantastic focal point for any room in your home or office. This is an extremely versatile piece!Come by Marcy's Photo Journey and take a look to fully appreciate!(Your shares help us spread the word about our small, family business and are greatly appreciated. We are happy to accept payment through Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal and ship to your home.) ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning!  Anyone out there ready to bid Winter farewell and welcome Spring?

Just added to our gallery in Grit & Grace Market,  The Forest Floor is not your traditional landscape piece.  If you could use a fresh, vibrant, more contemporary look for that room in your home that desperately needs an update, this brand new metal (36 X 24) could be it.  With its integrated standout frame mounted to the back of the picture, it literally stands out from the wall one inch when hung.  

Full of texture and color, the glossy metal finish has incredible depth, which gives the picture a three dimensional look.  Taken right here in east Tennessee along the Blue Ridge Parkway, theres no better way to bring the outside in and create a fantastic focal point for any room in your home or office.  This is an extremely versatile piece!

Come by Marcys Photo Journey and take a look to fully appreciate!

(Your shares help us spread the word about our small, family business and are greatly appreciated.  We are happy to accept payment through Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal and ship to your home.)Image attachmentImage attachment

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This is so vibrant 😍💕❤️LOVE❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I love this one!! ❤️🌿

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One of life’s greatest joys is being grandmother of these three sweethearts!  On our way to church and feeling incredibly blessed this morning…

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You are truly blessed with beautiful granddaughters! ❤️

So sweet !

Grandkids are the best.

Beautiful girls!

Beautiful girls!

They are adorable!!

God is good!

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Coming on the heels of the holiday sales season, January has always been a very rough month for us. In November and December, you may remember we enjoyed record sales and were so appreciative and thankful to end strong, because 2023 was a tough year for our business.

Based on past years, our expectations for January were quite low, and we prepared ourselves once again to most likely struggle to make rent. However, we are feeling especially blessed to end January with record sales once again. In four years, we have never had such a great January!Since we consider many of you part of our "Photo Journey Team" because you consistently support and encourage us, we always love letting you in on what is selling and where the pictures ended up finding a home. I'm posting them a little differently this time, in the context of a home or office setting. It's more fun that way! 🙂Between the website and our two galleries, we sold a total of 10 images in addition to cards and calendars. We are thanking God for his abundant blessings during the first month of the year.Fingers crossed for February... ... See MoreSee Less

Coming on the heels of the holiday sales season, January has always been a very rough month for us.  In November and December, you may remember we enjoyed record sales and were so appreciative and thankful to end strong, because 2023 was a tough year for our business.

Based on past years, our expectations for January were quite low, and we prepared ourselves once again to most likely struggle to make rent.  However, we are feeling especially blessed to end January with record sales once again.  In four years, we have never had such a great January!

Since we consider many of you part of our Photo Journey Team because you consistently support and encourage us, we always love  letting you in on what is selling and where the pictures ended up finding a home.  Im posting them a little differently this time, in the context of a home or office setting.  Its more fun that way!  🙂

Between the website and our two galleries, we sold a total of 10 images in addition to cards and calendars.  We are thanking God for his abundant blessings during the first month of the year.

Fingers crossed for February...Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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Congrats! You guys deserve it!

Oh so happy to rejoice with you about the Lord’s blessings and favor.

May your entire year be blessed

I am so happy for you guys!

This is great news Marcy!

Beautiful. Praying for a blessed February. 🥰

Woohoo! 👏

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During the past two weeks, I have posted a great variety of pictures in many different settings in hopes that something would catch your eye during our winter sale period.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to receive 25% off current inventory or 20% off custom orders. "SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THINGS YOU LOVE..."(YES, WE SHIP!) ... See MoreSee Less

During the past two weeks, I have posted a great variety of pictures in many different settings in hopes that something would catch your eye during our winter sale period.  

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to receive 25% off current inventory or 20% off custom orders.  

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THINGS YOU LOVE...

(YES, WE SHIP!)Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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How wonderful it is to look at one of your pieces and be transported to another world!!🥰

I enjoy being with you on your excursions through your photography.

Your work is outstanding ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Any home would be blessed to have your photography grace its walls!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

GOOD NEWS!

We have now exceeded our goal and have commitments of $600 for our Unity School project in Tanzania. Some of that money has already been spent for school supplies for us to deliver when we visit the school at the end of next week. In consultation with our contact in country, Arnold Makinda, we will then determine other priorities while we are there.Thank you so much to all who made this possible by making donations! We can still accept donations electronically until our departure one week from today, so if you want to help, please send me a message and I will give you the details.We will be posting pictures of our visit to Unity School after our visit!(Picture below taken with permission on a school visit in 2019.) ... See MoreSee Less

GOOD NEWS!  

We have now exceeded our goal and have commitments of $600 for our Unity School project in Tanzania.  Some of that money has already been spent for school supplies for us to deliver when we visit the school at the end of next week.  In consultation with our contact in country, Arnold Makinda, we will then determine other priorities while we are there.

Thank you so much to all who made this possible by making donations!  We can still accept donations electronically until our departure one week from today, so if you want to help, please send me a message and I will give you the details.

We will be posting pictures of our visit to Unity School after our visit!

(Picture below taken with permission on a school visit in 2019.)

LAST APPEAL FOR UNITY SCHOOL!

Yesterday we placed a large order for soccer balls, crayons, pencils, and notebook paper to take with us to Tanzania. We're looking forward to delivering all of those supplies in addition to a monetary donation to a small, struggling primary school in Arusha in about 10 days!Thanks to those who have already contributed to this effort with donations. We have raised $365 toward our goal of $500, but it's not too late if you want to join us in blessing the children of Tanzania.Contact us NOW and we'll let you know how you can help. We leave one week from tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

LAST APPEAL FOR UNITY SCHOOL!

Yesterday we placed a large order for soccer balls, crayons, pencils, and notebook paper to take with us to Tanzania.  Were looking forward to delivering all of those supplies in addition to a monetary donation to a small, struggling primary school in Arusha in about 10 days!

Thanks to those who have already contributed to this effort with donations.  We have raised $365 toward our goal of $500, but its not too late if you want to join us in blessing the children of Tanzania.

Contact us NOW and well let you know how you can help.  We leave one week from tomorrow!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Amazing!

Today's feature is one of my favorite images from last year's adventure in Costa Rica! Toward the middle of the two week trip, we spent two nights in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, and I was so thrilled to have this amazing sunset view from our hotel room.

"Cloud Forest Sunset" is available for custom order. Remember that our custom order sale of 20% off now only has three more days. Time to make your decision and get your order placed!Sale ends on January 31st. Contact us for size options and pricing details. WE SHIP! ... See MoreSee Less

Todays feature is one of my favorite images from last years adventure in Costa Rica!  Toward the middle of the two week trip, we spent two nights in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, and I was so thrilled to have this amazing sunset view from our hotel room.  

Cloud Forest Sunset is available for custom order.  Remember that our custom order sale of 20% off now only has three more days.  Time to make your decision and get your order placed!

Sale ends on January 31st.  Contact us for size options and pricing details.  WE SHIP!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful displays

Last weekend to enjoy our January savings of 25% on all wall art at Marcy's Photo Journey! Check out these selections that are still available, ready to find their location in your home.

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Last weekend to enjoy our January savings of 25% on all wall art at Marcys Photo Journey!  Check out these selections that are still available, ready to find their location in your home.

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THINGS YOU LOVE...

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Your photos are beautiful and such an enjoyment

Just two weeks from today we'll be landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport for our first Tanzania Safari Adventure of 2024! We plan to wake up some sleepy leopards and see lots of new babies and mamas in The Serengeti. It is especially thrilling for us to be taking along our first group of travelers on this journey.

You still have time to help us by making a DONATION TO UNITY SCHOOL, a primary school that we will be visiting before the beginning of our safari. THEY COULD USE YOUR HELP! Our initial response has been disappointing, but we are still in hopes of achieving our goal of $500 to present to them when we visit. If you would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please contact us for details. Help us help the children of Tanzania...no donation is too small. ... See MoreSee Less

Just two weeks from today well be landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport for our first Tanzania Safari Adventure of 2024!  We plan to wake up some sleepy leopards and see lots of new babies and mamas in The Serengeti.  It is especially thrilling for us to be taking along our first group of travelers on this journey.

You still have time to help us by making a DONATION TO UNITY SCHOOL, a primary school that we will be visiting before the beginning of our safari.  THEY COULD USE YOUR HELP!  Our initial response has been disappointing, but we are still in hopes of achieving our goal of $500 to present to them when we visit. 

If you would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please contact us for details.  Help us help the children of Tanzania...no donation is too small.

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Beautiful shot!

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Wishing you a safe & healthy trip!

ENJOY

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Wow, wow and WOW!

BEARS!!

When we meet new friends during travel and they learn that we are from Tennessee, they respond by mentioning Elvis, Tennessee whiskey, or Smoky Mountains bears. Can't say we have images of Jack Daniels (or Elvis), but we do have LOTS OF BEARS!Many decorators say that in every room you need a touch of nature. Consider one of our adorable bear images to fill that small space and provide an element of whimsy and surprise. We currently have several smaller canvases of bears in both galleries. Take 25% off through the end of this month!(Maybe you're not from east Tennessee, but you still love our bears. We'd love to ship one of our bear canvases to your home. ... See MoreSee Less

BEARS!!

When we meet new friends during travel and they learn that we are from Tennessee, they respond by mentioning Elvis, Tennessee whiskey, or Smoky Mountains bears.  Cant say we have images of Jack Daniels (or Elvis),  but we do have LOTS OF BEARS!

Many decorators say that in every room you need a touch of nature.  Consider one of our adorable bear images to fill that small space and provide an element of whimsy and surprise.  

We currently have several smaller canvases of bears in both galleries.  Take 25% off through the end of this month!

(Maybe youre not from east Tennessee, but you still love our bears.  Wed love to ship one of our bear canvases to your home.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

"Sunset Along Old Yellowstone Trail" is our featured image today. It can be seen in our gallery at Grit & Grace Market as a vertical, framed canvas (22 X 32), and is regularly priced at $285. Through the end of January, enjoy 25% off, bringing your cost down to $213.75.

If that size doesn't work for you, the image may be custom ordered in matted print, framed canvas, or metal in the perfect size for your home for 20% off. It's also available in a horizontal orientation, if that's your preference!(WE SHIP AND ALL SHARES APPRECIATED.) ... See MoreSee Less

Sunset Along Old Yellowstone Trail is our featured image today.  It can be seen in our gallery at Grit & Grace Market as a vertical, framed canvas (22 X 32), and is regularly priced at $285.  Through the end of January, enjoy 25% off, bringing your cost down to $213.75.  

If that size doesnt work for you, the image may be custom ordered in matted print, framed canvas, or metal in the perfect size for your home for 20% off.  Its also available in a horizontal orientation, if thats your preference!

(WE SHIP AND ALL SHARES APPRECIATED.)Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Think outside the box! A beautiful, natural landscape is a stunning addition to any space in your home. Consider bringing the outside in with a matted print, framed canvas, or metal through our custom order option.

"Mountains Mighty" is one of our top sellers and will look great anywhere in your home...dining room, kitchen, living room, office, foyer, etc. Contact us today for sizing and pricing details and take 20% off if you get your order in by January 31st. ... See MoreSee Less

Think outside the box!  A beautiful, natural landscape is a stunning addition to any space in your home.  Consider bringing the outside in with a matted print, framed canvas, or metal through our custom order option.  

Mountains Mighty is one of our top sellers and will look great anywhere in your home...dining room, kitchen, living room, office, foyer, etc.  Contact us today for sizing and pricing details and take 20% off if you get your order in by January 31st.Image attachment

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Great photo!! Love the clouds and the "misty mountains"!

Beautiful picture!

"By Dawn's Early Light" provides just the amount of color for this neutral space. Custom orders are 20% off through the end of January. Contact us to get the process started! ... See MoreSee Less

By Dawns Early Light provides just the amount of color for this neutral space.  Custom orders are 20% off through the end of January.  Contact us to get the process started!