Fall Flower

Posted in Beauty In Nature, Flowers, Germany on August 6, 2008 by tnvolfan

Herrenhausen Royal Gardens

Hannover, Germany


The Lone Tree

Posted in Beauty In Nature, Campbell County, Rocky Top Tennessee on July 30, 2008 by tnvolfan

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.

Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. 

But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is imagination itself.
–  William Blake, 1799, The Letters 

Campbell County, Tennessee

Lily Pad

Posted in Beauty In Nature, Knoxville, The Knoxville Zoo on July 29, 2008 by tnvolfan

Petals bloom from the muck
A diamond in the rough
Makes things appear tranquil
It gives hope


Stair Stepping

Posted in Boston, Massachusetts, Urban Skylines on July 1, 2008 by tnvolfan

I am all at sea with these buildings
Unless you anchor me
You, my gravitational constant
Telling me up from down
So I may walk through the valleys
Of my home planet
Keeping balance
Between rooted earth, adventuring sky.

Boston Harbor

Boston, Massachusetts

I Do, Do You?

Posted in Boston, Interesting Sites, Massachusetts on June 30, 2008 by tnvolfan

let me be your vacuum cleaner
breathing in your dust
let me be your
ford cortina
i will never rust
if you like your coffee hot
let me be your coffee pot
you call the shots
i wanna be yours

– John Cook

Lobby ~ Hilton Boston Financial District

Boston, Massachusetts


Rocket Man

Posted in Huntsville, Interesting Sites, The Stars Fell On Alabama on June 29, 2008 by tnvolfan

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don’t understand
It’s just my job five days a week
A rocket man, a rocket man

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time…

U.S. Space Center

Huntsville, Tennessee



Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2008 by tnvolfan

To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same;
Every spear of grass—the frames, limbs, organs, of men and women, and all that
All these to me are unspeakably perfect miracles.

The Family Celebration of the Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Kidwell

Campbell Coutny, Tennessee