Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Fear Not

“Fear Not”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography


This past year has been hectic for many people because of the COVID-19 virus. Isolation, anxiety, fear, stress, grief, and depression can have devastating affects on the body. Give all of it to Jesus and trust in Him!


Let these verses wash over you. May they bring you comfort!


“Be still and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10, NLT).


“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, ESV).


“I want you to be free from anxieties” (1 Corinthians 7:32, ESV).


“Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you” (Isaiah 35:4, ESV).


“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection” (Psalm 91:4, NIV).


“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31, NIV).


“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy” (Psalm 94:19, NIV).


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV).


“And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” (Matthew 6:27, ESV).


“I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4, ESV).


“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3, NIV).


“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NLT).


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Location: The Cove at Concord Park, Knoxville, Tennessee

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

"God Bless America” The Presidential Inauguration 2021


"God Bless America” The Presidential Inauguration 2021

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Monday, as I gazed at a majestic bald eagle, the chapel bells rang a sweet melody. The eagle sat on one of his favorite perches in a beautiful fir tree overlooking Lake Junaluska.  


In 1787, the bald eagle was officially adopted as the national emblem for the United States. Today, our 46th president was sworn in. This is the perfect video to share today.


I found several verses to also share: 


“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God” (Romans 13:1, NLT).


“Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law (Romans 13:10, NLT).


“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24).


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Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ready for Winter

“Ready for Winter”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


I found this whale of a bear in Cades Cove in November 2020. She was huge!


When I found her, she was munching on the rich walnuts under the tree. Have you ever heard a bear crunch a walnut?


Hopefully, she will have cubs this year. Cubs are born at the end of January or early February. I can’t wait to see them!!


I thought the tree showed a good perspective of how big she is. 


Did she swallow a whale?


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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Cades Cove—A Magical Place

“Cades Cove—A Magical Place”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


It was snowing so hard in Cades Cove last week; I could barely see Dan Lawson’s Place. It was absolutely breathtaking!


Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Monday, January 11, 2021

Laser Focused

“Laser Focused”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


The snow didn’t last very long in Cades Cove on Friday. I was happy to video the huge snowflakes on Hyatt Lane.


While the snow was beautiful, it did not last long. Once it melted, the landscape offered a different view of its beauty.


My friend, Jan, has hawk eyes and can spot wildlife in a heartbeat. In an open field, she spotted something. All I saw was a weird white object moving in the brush. It was an eight-point buck following his girl!


The burnt sienna grass around him was beautiful. I was actually glad the snow had melted because he looks so stately standing in the blazing field.


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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Half-a-dollar

"Half-a-dollar"

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


Early yesterday morning, Cades Cove was beautiful! The forecast was 2-5 inches, so of course I was planning on going.


Laurel Creek Road was void of snow until I rounded a curve. Shazam! There it was. The snow was beautiful! I must have said thank you Jesus five times in a row.


This video was taken on Hyatt Lane. A fellow photographer next to me said, "The snowflakes must be as round as a half-a-dollar." It was a cute statement and the perfect title for the video. 


It was a beautiful day shared with good friends.


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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Thursday, January 7, 2021

New Year’s Eve Sushi

“New Year’s Eve Sushi”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


My family took a needed vacation to Hilton Head Island last week. We stayed at the Sonesta Resort overlooking the beach. It was an enjoyable break.


I did not want to drag my family along on my birding adventures, so when there was downtime I went to the beach in search of shorebirds. 


The sandpipers were on the beach. This sandpiper found a fish on the shoreline and was enjoying his sushi New Year’s Eve Day. I know he wasn’t going anywhere because he had a fish. 


I photographed him for quite sometime. Two seagulls saw the fish and started circling around. Before I could run them off, one landed and gulped the fish whole. Bully:(


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Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 

Monday, January 4, 2021

“Jumping Forward to 2021” “Perfect Form”

“Jumping Forward to 2021”

“Perfect Form”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


As well as reflecting back on a year, I also like to look forward into the new year. Although, we are not promised tomorrow.


This year, my husband and I bought a lot to build our forever home on. It has a gorgeous view over a lake with mountains beside it and in the distance. I will have all the land I will ever need to grow an abundance of milkweed for my monarchs and flowers galore to attract much wildlife. I think I even have a fox den in our woods!!


I look forward to photographing an abundance of wildlife this year—hopefully, even a bobcat!!


Backstory:

One of the coveted shots in Cades Cove, Tennessee is to photograph the deer jumping the fences along Cades Cove Loop Road, Sparks Lane and Hyatt Lane.


Sometimes the deer are finicky and can’t decide where to jump and approach the fence in several different locations. Frequently, the does will go through the fence because they don’t have to worry about their racks getting stuck on the wire. Then you have the cheaters who find an opening in the fence and walk through.


This particular buck was in the woods on Hyatt Lane. A man was photographing him, and I did not want to disturb his stop, so I waited on the road waiting for him. 


Meanwhile, I watched the doe the buck was after. She inched closer to the road and finally jumped the fence. My camera messed up and I did not get the shot.


The man hollered from the woods, “He’s coming!” We both waited at the fence then fired our cameras throughout the bucks jump. He has perfect form!!


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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

In the Beginning

                                    

“In the Beginning”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


                                   “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1, NIV).


                                                  The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 2020.


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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Monday, December 21, 2020

My Hangry Face!

“My Hangry Face!”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


In February, I had the privilege to photograph my first Eastern screech-owl (Adult red morph).


He was a cute little fellow nestled in a tree. He didn’t appear to be hangry, but I like the face he gave me. I’ll pretend he was super hungry therefore, hangry.


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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A Winter Wonderland

“A Winter Wonderland”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


A few weeks ago, I was waiting on a friend to meet me in Cades Cove, Tennessee. I photographed the first snow of 2020 the day before but knew the snow was going to stick around because of the low temps.


While I waited, I photographed the various steams in the Cove. It truly was a winter wonderland!

           

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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee

Monday, December 14, 2020

Divine Providence

“Divine Providence”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


If you have been following my work for some time, you know I have mentioned many times about the Lord’s intervention in my photography. He blesses my photography so much—even times when I least expect it. I pray and ask the Lord to show me or bring to me what He wants me to photograph. 


My apartment overlooks a cove right next to the water’s edge. On this particular day, I was walking my dog in my apartment complex. For some reason, I looked up. There before me was an immature bald eagle in a dead tree. 


Hurriedly, I picked up the dog; ran to my apartment and got my camera. I asked the Lord to please have him stay there until I got back.


I love when He answers even my simple prayers.

           

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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee


Monday, December 7, 2020

A Failed Pursuit

“A Failed Pursuit”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


In the distance, a man was photographing a buck in Cades Cove. My friend wanted to photograph a buck because freshly fallen snow decorated the landscape. She stopped and headed down the trail, and I followed.


The buck left his scent on a tree then disappeared over the snowy embankment. We reached the top of the hill and peered over to find him.


He stood frozen at the bottom of the hill enthralled by a doe grazing in the distance. Step by step, he approached her. She showed no interest and continued to graze.


After while, she disappeared into the woods. Before I left, I glanced and saw the buck looking for her—it was a failed pursuit. 

           

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 Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Friday, December 4, 2020

On His Own

“On His Own”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


I was excited to go to the Cades Cove this week because of the snow. My goal was to find a black bear in the snow—I was thrilled to find this yearling.

Before I got there, he ran up the tree because a buck scared him. He eventually came down and posed for the crowd.

He was ever present and constantly aware of his surroundings. He is on his own without mom’s protection. It is sad, but we all have to grow up sometime and be on our own.

           

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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Is it Safe?

“Is it Safe?”

Judy Royal Glenn Photography


This past summer, I enjoyed photographing a red fox. He was very cautious as he poked his head out of the shadows.


Yes, it’s safe little one—it’s just me.

                              

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Location: Tennessee

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