A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


32. Glitter (Week 49)

As a child, one of my favorite things to do was to go to my Grandma Sparks’ house. In her bedroom was an armoire in which she kept her Sunday hats and jewelry. As most Grandma’s would do, she would let me wear her hats and jewelry around the house “if I would be careful not to damage them.” I can still hear her saying those words. Those memories of Grandma Sparks came rushing back to me late one evening as Mindy and I were strolling downtown Sarasota and I spotted this jewelry and hat in a storefront window. The glitter of the rhinestones, the color of the pearls and the hat caught my eye and for a fleeting moment I was once again that little girl at Grandma Sparks’ house.
DSC_1376 Glitter



23. Above and Beyond (Week 48)

I have always loved hot air balloons and when my son invited me to go to Simpsonville, SC with him a few weeks ago, I jumped at the chance. Since the mid-1980’s, Simpsonville has had a hot air balloon festival with as many balloons as 100 floating in the sky. Unfortunately, it was breezy on the weekend we went and there was just one window of calm for them to fly so very few went up. That was okay for me and just enough time to photograph a few as they drifted above and beyond.


16. Manual Labor (Week 46)

If I had a piece of advice to give you, it would be to never own two houses because a house not lived in on a regular basis can be fraught with repair/cleanup issues. Recently, we were at our home in Tennessee for a relaxing couple of weeks. Our back lot slopes gradually down Signal Mountain towards the Tennessee River and since it is too steep for my husband to cut, it required a crew of guys with chainsaws and manual labor to remove all the overgrowth.


20. What’s That Noise? (Week 45)

Memorial Day, May 27th, found me at the Chattanooga National Cemetery where hundreds of people gathered to remember and pay tribute to those who served their country in the Armed Forces. There are over 51,000 service men and women interred at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
What's That Noise