Friday, April 27, 2012
These Glorious Smoky Mountains
This 6 mile long one-way road offers views of gorgeous mountain streams, forest growth, some well-preserved log cabins, and grist mills. George and I have been on this road several times (mostly when we were hiking to Rainbow Falls or Grotto Falls or Baskins Creek Falls).... This time, we stopped and enjoyed some of the old log cabins --and we loved seeing all of the cascades in the area creek... There is just something magical about being in the Smokies...
Hope you enjoy today's set of photos. The one above was taken at one of the overlooks off of the Roaring Fork Road... To me, it's just a glorious photo of the Great Smoky Mountains. AND you won't believe it --but when I took this picture, the temperature was 37 degrees and it was 'spitting' snow.... GADS!!! (There was snow at elevations above 5000 feet.) Be sure and click on all of the photos to enlarge them.
George loved using his new Neutral Variable Density Filter ---and got some AWESOME water pictures... I'll show some of them in another blog. I want him to publish an entire album page with some of these water pictures... They are about as professional-looking as any I've ever seen. I'm so proud of him!
George took this picture of me while I sat and enjoyed listening to the sounds of the creek as it flowed downhill. Give me a tent (with a heater on a day like this one) and I could just live here fulltime!!!! ha
We have more pictures from this trip to come... I truly think that we are blessed to live fairly close to the Smokies!!!!!
Have a great weekend. I'll see you on Monday.