Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stone Wall

This is the side of the road at Mack Hatcher. When new roads are built some areas have to be blasted leaving a stone wall. We even have a rock quarry near our house which has to blast. It happens at the same time of day and shakes our houses for a few seconds. We call it our own mini earthquakes.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009


Battle Ground Academy was founded in 1889. This building was built around 1902. BGA has moved to another location, but this building is still being used by another school.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Carnival Time

It's carnival time at the mall. Once a year, the carnival sets up and everyone knows because you can see the ferris wheel from the road.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I have not started entering the monthly photo theme. It was a good thing this month because it rained almost everyday. I was looking at the various shadow pictures the other night and then went to tuck my son into bed. I turned off his lights and only his nightlight was on. He then got mad at me for moving his soccer trophys back to the shelf. He kept trying to move them down farther and looking up at the wall. I finally realized he did not like the shadow that the trophy cast on the wall. It brought back memories of my bedroom as a child. Do you remember being afraid of the shadows in your room as a child?
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day on the Beach

When a 3 day weekend during the spring and summer hits, people leave town. People from Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana head to the gulf coast. This picture was just taken this afternoon and most people have had to leave and a short rain shower was approaching. My family is among the lucky ones - we have had a condo on the beach for over 20 years. This is my favorite place to be.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bicycles on the Trace

Bikers of all types love to ride the Natchez Trace. There is little traffic and it's very scenic.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009


Williamson County Library located on Columbia Avenue. The new building was built a few years ago.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

a loft hotel

This is the new hotel in Cool Springs. It is very modern and chic. They even have their own scent in the lobby. I must go in soon for a drink at the bar and sit in the patio outside.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

School's Out for Summer!

Today was the last day of school. Let the summer madness begin.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Police Headquarters

Construction of the new police headquarters looks very impressive. It is located on Columbia Avenue.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lone Statue

This statue is at the corner of Liberty Pike and Mack Hatcher Parkway. It is standing there with no sign and no else around. I don't know why it is there, don't know what it's for, or how long it's been there. Most people probably don't even notice it.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

King of the Hill

Can you imagine the view they will have. The house is still under construction. It sits above McKay's Mill neighborhood.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Arrington Vineyards

Arrington Vineyards is a winery located outside Franklin. The winery is owned by Kix Brooks of the country group called Brooks and Dunn. It is a great place to bring a picnic, listen to music, and drink wine. They have a tasting room and the wine is great.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Night Car Hop

Vintage car owners get together on Saturday nights off of Royal Oaks Blvd. Lots of people come by to check them out.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Troop 137

Boy Scout Troop 137 meets at The Barn. This is Mr. Green's barn. He has been scoutmaster since 1975 and he is over 80 years old. His property has been in his family since pre Civil War days.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ice Cream Truck

The first sign of summer is the familiar sound of the ice cream truck coming down the street. Once the kids hear the music, they find money and run. Of course, if they miss the truck, they just jump on their bikes and search for the truck. Things have changed, now ice cream costs between 2 and 3 dollars each. You can even charge your ice cream to a credit card!!!!!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Carnton Reenactors

Civil War reenactors are getting ready for drills at Carnton Plantation.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Winstead Hill

This is Winstead Hill which is named after Samuel Winstead. He is one of the earliest residents to the area. However, it is best known as a command post for the confederate army during the Civil War. The army moved into the area from the south and could watch the battle of Franklin from the top of the hill at 200 feet.
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Monday, May 11, 2009


A barn at Coleman Road. Your can drive just minutes from the city of Frankin and be in the countryside.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Motorcycles at Leiper's Fork

When the weather warms up the motorcycles come out. This is a favorite stop. Leiper's Fork is a small community outside Franklin. The drive from Franklin to Leiper's Fork is curvy and scenic. These motorcycles are parked at Pucketts Grocery.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Franklin Marketplace

A great store for unique gifts and accessories. 3rd Avenue North in downtown Franklin.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rolling Hills

The rolliing hills of Tennessee as seen from the bridge on the Natchez Trace.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Henpeck Market

This is the Henpeck Market. It is a corner market at Lewisburg Pike and Henpeck Lane. It was bought and renovated a few years ago by an ex-circus family. They lived upstairs until recently. It is a quaint family market with great food, unique gift items, groceries, and even now the post office. It feels like stepping back in time when you walk in the door. And it is packed at breakfast and lunch.
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Nissan HQ

Nissan North America moved their headquarters from California to Franklin in 2008.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Miley Cyrus

Only in Franklin can Miley Cyrus show up at a free open air concert. It was at a benefit concert last summer for the son of Jeffery Steele (seen in the photo on left) who had died. Jeffery is a songwriter in Nashville. They set up at the skate park. About an hour into the concert Miley's dad showed up and sang. It was rumored that Miley was coming too, so when she showed up kids came from everywhere!
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