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DECEMBER 29 2015


Fabulous day for a walk - Franklin, Tennessee
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DECEMBER 27

GUTHRIE TRAPP playing with JIMMY HALL at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville
2 mighty musicians.
I saw Jimmy Hall with one of my favourite guitar players, Jeff Beck at the Ryman a few months ago.
Guthrie Trapp is pretty damned good too and a busy road/ session player.


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DECEMBER 27


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DECEMBER 25


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DECEMBER 23
A storm system raged briefly across Nashville and neighbouring States


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DECEMBER 20
Need to mow!


Monterey, Tennessee
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DECEMBER 14
LES JAMBRES De PERCY WARNER


Nashville
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DECEMBER 8
Window Cleaners - Nashville


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DECEMBER 2
Portland, Tennessee


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DECEMBER 2
Portland, Tennessee
Free admission to see the matinee, CLOSED FOR THE WINTER


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OCTOBER 3
Kentucky
As I arrived at this barn it was being pulled down. I have photographed it in different seasons for a few years. I was able to get a series of pictures then spoke with the man who salvages barn wood and historic materials. I look forward to visiting his warehouse.


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OCTOBER 3
Kentucky Farm, Simpson County
Gorgeous land, but the owners are offenders of animal rights and chemical polution.


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NOVEMBER 8
A Sunday Drive


Leiper's Fork, Tennessee


South Lick Creek, Franklin, Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 7
Saturday Night


Nashville
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NOVEMBER 6
The DEAD BAND shakes dem bones


Nashville
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NOVEMBER 3
This gorgeous farmland is destined for construction!!!


Franklin, Kentucky
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NOVEMBER 1

Smithville - Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 1

Smithville - Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 1

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OCTOBER 27
GLORIOUS RAINY DAY IN NASHVILLE

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OCTOBER 20
Full Metal Chicken - No GMO!
Santa Fe - Tennessee


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OCTOBER 19
Once you go Ginger!


Nashville
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October 10
"When this whole world starts getting me down / And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs / And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof it's peaceful as can be >>
And if this world starts getting you down / There is room enough for two
Up on the roof"

New York City
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October 8
ELLEN SPIRO (documentary film director)

New York City
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September 26
AUSTIN HOKE with his father, JIM HOKE sitting in on pedal steel.
The Family Wash, East Nashville



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September 18
BILL STEBER
playing with The Jake Leg Stompers at Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor, Franklin
Bill is renowned for his Mississippi blues photography (another of my favourite photographers)
and is a musical historian, musician and jolly good fellow.

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September 4

Rickmansworth, England
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AUGUST 27
London


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AUGUST 26
THE CURE - LOVE SONG
Newnham, Gloucestershire, England


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AUGUST 17
"AND YOUR BIRD CAN SWING ......"


Baska, Croatia
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AUGUST 17


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JULY 18
A wonderful hot summer's evening.


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JULY 17
No TV required


Bells Bend, Tennessee
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JULY 17
My Zildjian hi-hat


Nashville
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JUNE 16
BOBBY KEYS TRIBUTE show - Mercy Lounge, Nashville
The Stones were there, lots of musicians and friends, old and new!
L-R: Tim Ries (Stones), Jesse Keys and Karl Denson (Stones), Dan Baird (Bobby Keys Band) + Robert Kearns (bass)
Great show, proceeded by a slide show and my SUFFERING BASTARDS promo video


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JUNE 7
TONY GERBER
Perfoming:
PathWaves - a Soundscape concert
a sacred space for meditation to facilitate regeneration, healing and relaxation.

The other musicians (not shown): ALAN SNETMAN - gong master and SETH RITTER - Himalayan Singing Bowls
Half Moon Yoga, Franklin, Tennessee
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JUNE 2
Staples, Telephone pole, Concerts past.
Before social media posts, there were real POSTS with STAPLED FLYERS
Nashville, Music Row - 7.00 pm



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JUNE 2
Nashville
Good to see this man on my street this evening, we had not seen each other in several years.
He used to tell me some wild stories of women, whiskey and more.


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JUNE 2


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MAY 30
WEBB WILDER - Phoenix Theatre, Bowling Green, Kentucky

I caught up with the gracious Webb Wilder backstage during the interval of his sold out solo show at The Public Theatre of Kentucky.
Spending a few minutes discussing music history is not enough. He is a big man with a huge repetoire that kept his audience riveted for two sets.


More solo shows WW, you are a grand entertainer. Kudos to the Kentucky Blues Society for promoting this series.
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MAY 28


Nashville
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MAY 23
SUNDAY SCHOOL!!! ?


Nashville
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MAY 21
Fabulous local organic


Nashville
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MAY 21


Nashville
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MAY 14
BATTLE CREEK CHURCH
Old Dixie Highway, Marion County, Tennessee


Built in 1904, it was formerly, the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
I have photographed this church several times, monitoring it’s decay.
The wooden church sign has fallen and rotted, I rescued it (again) and leaned the remains against the wall.

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MAY 13


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MAY 12


Scottsville, Tennessee
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MAY 7

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MAY 2
Flower Moon rising

Nashville
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MAY 2
FERRELL'S - Hopkinsville, Kentucky



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MAY 2


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APRIL 30


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APRIL 30
From my Spring garden


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APRIL 27
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA played an amazing private show at Nashville's Rymer Gallery
Guests included: Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, artist, Herb Williams and me!.
Jonathan is an American originator who has taken his own road and turned the steel pans into an unique musical experience.

"BÉLA FLECK came out to see Jonathan Scales Fourchestra last night in Nashville! If you know me at all, then you know this is definitely the greatest thing that has ever happened in my career! I was so inspired by his music that I chose to become a touring musician after seeing a show he did at my college. And here we are, 11 years later...just a little moment in time to remind myself that the countless hours of work are actually paying off. And yes, we played my piece "LURKIN" which was written in honor of him. After the show, Béla says to me "I'm the lurker today." Life is but a dream.
(Special thanks to Alan Messer for capturing this moment in history) And just like that, I have to pick myself up and keep pushing forward."
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Jonathan Scales


Jonathan is sporting a "Hymn For Her" shirt.
Jonathan Scales - steel pans / Cody Wright - bass/ Derico Watson - drums
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APRIL 25


Franklin
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APRIL 15
RAIN - Nashville
It is glorious here with thundering rain and warm mid 60s (16C). All windows open. Perfect.


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APRIL 15
NASHVILLE how many more tribute bands and gigs?
There are many good musicians here, some are original and creative and a lot of proficient session/ sidemen.
Tribute gigs are fun when the musicians have real careers, but the trend lately seems to be failed or weak songwriters who formed bands that really were localised and never got off the ground, who now make a living playing "Tribute shows".
ORIGINALITY is they key. Be yourself not somebody else.
When Dave Grohl plays a Beatle song, "Hey Bulldog" with Jeff Lynne in front of Paul and Ringo, that is a tribute and we know both were in top bands (Nirvana and E.L.O).
Come on Nashville clubs book original musicians. We have a pool of talent here. From the top session/ touring musicians like Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Peter Frampton to young bands and artists. Personally I don't like pop or pop Country and I have all the Pink Floyd and Beatle albums, loads of 60s/70s/80s vinyl for moments of reminiscing.
Give us something new, entertain, don't just throw on another musical cheeseburger (of which some of you ate too many) it's become a business, not a fun tribute.
On a given night when a Tribute band is playing to a middle aged audience, there is Indian, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Folk, Pop, bar-bands and no doubt a singer-songwriter hawking the next song that means an awful lot to the writer, but alas to few else.
Nashville, let's keep ORIGINALITY alive. We have many excellent musicians who should be heard. I go to many wonderful shows that are not promoted.
So promoters, listen (don't get fat and lazy) book real talent and PROMOTE! It's what you do.


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APRIL 14
I met ANTHONY today in the streets of Nashville.
He had just bought this food caravan to renovate so he can start a new business.


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APRIL 11
HAY


Brentwood, Tennessee
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APRIL 10


Cookeville, Tennessee
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APRIL 8
A Bear in The Air / Eye in The Sky


Nashville
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APRIL 4
AMISH FARM AUCTION - Scottsville, Kentucky
The muddy field resembled a civil war battlefield after a rainstorm.
Happy friendly Kentucky people.


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APRIL 3
LaFayette, Tennessee


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APRIL 1


Burns, Tennessee
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APRIL 1
Always wondered how FREIGHTLINER trucks were made!


Dickson, Tennessee
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MARCH 29
PAUL SCHNEIDER - Art Exhibit
Two Rivers Mansion, Donelson, Tennessee



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MARCH 19
PERCY WARNER PARK, Nashville
Last day of winter hike



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"Just the way I see things" ... sometimes!



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MARCH 15 (UK)


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3.14.15
A day of Pi - OZ Arts, Nashville
A remarkable day filled with great music.

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March 10


March 4


March 2


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Flowers 2012
I shot Instagrams before they were trendy



Nashville
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FEBRUARY 20
The Great Nashville Ice Storm of 2015!



East Nashville
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Nashville
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FEBRUARY
THEY WORK HARD FOR THE MONEY
Dead Presidents for Living musicians!
A tip of the hat for musicians who play clubs without payment.

THE FAMILY WASH, the East Nashville neighbourhood club is closing this week and will reopen in a new location.


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FEBRUARY 19
The Great Nashville Ice Storm of 2015!
Ice creates wonderful shapes. Big water dripage with sharp points, meshed leaves and various sculptures.
Seen a lot of cliche pictures this week on social media, but who knows, I may "break the ice" and post one!



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FEBRUARY 17
Whites Creek School
That's All White Momma!


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FEBRUARY 14


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FEBRUARY 14
300 Year old MAGNOLIA Tree - Colonial Bakery - Nashville
Soon to be destroyed by developers.


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FEBRUARY 10
Tune in / Drop Out


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FEBRUARY 8
SHROOMS + COLLARDS

Organic locally grown


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JANUARY 30
Middleton Baptist Church and moon - Franklin, Kentucky


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JANUARY 29
Barbed Wire Art


Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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JANUARY 26


Nashville, Tennessee
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JANUARY 24
9.30 am


Grammy White Pike, Nashville, Tennessee
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JANUARY 20
An iPhone moment


Waldorf Linden School, Nashville, Tennessee
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JANUARY


Joelton, Tennessee
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JANUARY 6 2015


Joelton, Tennessee
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JANUARY 6 2015


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JANUARY 6 2015


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DECEMBER 27 2014
RAIN


Whites Creek, Tennessee
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DECEMBER 16
Nashville


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DECEMBER 9
I FOUND the written word of LOVE


Nashville, Tennessee
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DECEMBER 7
HUGH LOVEL -
Bells Bend Farm, Nashville


Tennessee Local Food Summit, 2014
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NOVEMBER 28
PETER HYRKA - The Gypsy Hombres
Rory Hoffman is in the background on slide guitar.


The Family Wash, East Nashville, Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 24
MERRY CHRISTMAS pre Thanksgiving?


Nashville, Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 13
ANTHONY SCARLATI
"Paper Mustangs" photography exhibit opening at The Custom House Museum, Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 1
HALLOWEENERS

Nashville Flea Market, Tennessee
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OCTOBER 26


Nashville Flea Market, Tennessee
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OCTOBER 18
A bee enjoys a SUNFLOWER
The last remnants of Summer.

West Nashville, Tennessee
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October 16 2014

A quick bowl before the McCartney show at Bridgestone Arena


Nashville, Tennessee
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October 12


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October 11
On the road again
77 was a good year. My Kentucky ride was born, some of my Country roots were set in England and Nashville.
77 Sunset Strip was and still is just a memory.
The highway beckons and she purrs beneath me and together we cruise, the highway is ours.


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September 27

On the road to the Government Cheese show at Headliners, Louisville, Kentucky


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September 26


Nashville, Tennessee
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September 21
FLOT-A-TONE amp


Nashville, Tennessee
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September 13
Seven Deadly Sins, Gretsch


Nashville, Tennessee
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September 9
STAND UP TO CANCER camaign - It takes more than this!
Eradicate the chemicals, pesticides and polluted food.
Every day this I hear of another person stricken with cancer. Enough already.
The way to stand up to it is to clean up the food industry, chemical industry and BigPharm.
Meanwhile eat organic local produce. Do not use pesticides and throw away all household chemicals.

 


Music Row Roundabout, Nashville, Tennessee
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September 8


Nashville, Tennessee
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September 8


Nashville, Tennessee
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September 7
She comes in colours


Nashville, Tennessee
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Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
One of my favourite ladies.


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AUGUST 22


Green Hills, Nashville, Tennessee
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AUGUST 20
STORM


Metro Center, Nashville, Tennessee
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AUGUST 13


Franklin, Kentucky
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AUGUST 12
Organic onions from Pilgrims Produce a horse powered Tennessee Farm


Nashville, Tennessee
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AUGUST 9
Belladonna Lilies, aka: NAKED LADIES


Franklin, Kentucky
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AUGUST 7


Nashville, Tennessee
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JULY 29


Bells Bend Farm, Tennessee
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JULY 26
LEAH facepainting on hands


West End Farmers Market, Nashville, Tennessee
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JULY 16
To my six friends celebrating birthdays today.


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JULY 16
Adairsville, Kentucky


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JULY 16
Springfield, Tennessee


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JUNE 23
Jekyll Island, Georgia


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Logan County , Kentucky

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Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Meet
Franklin, Kentucky - April 29 2014


Looks like a scene from the 40's. Even the police were taking photos.
The young officer in this picture showed me some on his iPhone.

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Daffodils
Nashville


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EASTER
Belle Meade, Tennessee - April 2014


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Lady in the rain
Franklin, Tennessee
March 29 2014


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Nashville
February 2014


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BELMONT COLLEGE, Nashville - 14F/-10C
January 28 2014


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HWY 68, Kentucky
January 27 2014


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Red Boiling Springs
11.29.13


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AJAX
Austin, Texas - 11.12.13


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Metropolis, Illinois
August 26 2013


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TENNESSEE
6.15.13


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DARRELL SCOTT
6.11.13


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