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Showing posts with label GATLINBURG TRIP 1/13. Show all posts
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Friday, March 8, 2013

My Birthday Boy

Georgie has a birthday tomorrow...  We are going to have a FABULOUS weekend!!!!!  SO--today's blog is ALL about him!!!!  I truly am the most blessed woman in the entire world.  There's NOBODY who could make me more happy than he does.   I had a LONG list of what I wanted in a man ---and God gave me everything I wanted PLUS more.  Thank You, George,  for coming into my life and bringing me so much happiness and love. 

Today,  I'm going to honor George by sharing SIX of his special photos --which he loves taking with his special filters and his tripod when we are near moving water.  These six photos were taken on January 23, 2013 when we were enjoying the Smokies, in the Tremont area.  Please click on the photos for enlargements.

We were lucky to be in the Smokies during a time when there was high water.  I have more of George's great photos, that I'll show you another time. These were when we were at the Greenbrier area of the Smokies on January 24, 2013.  I think the Greenbriar photos are even prettier than the Tremont ones, if that is possible.  Hope you enjoy seeing these gorgeous photos.    







It is fun for me to watch George as he takes photographs.  This is such a PASSION of his ---and when he's enjoying himself,  then I am also enjoying watching him, and being with him.




Here's one more collage of this wonderful man  I put together.   All of these photos were taken on that trip to the Smokies on January 23 and 24, 2013.

Please take a few minutes and go to George's blog (click HERE) and wish him a very Happy Birthday!!!!

Again,  a special thanks for "MY GEORGE" for everything you give to me... Hope we have a great weekend celebrating the big 71st.   (My 71st is in August!!!)...   Happy Happy Birthday to the Man I love more than life itself.

Hope you have a great weekend... Celebrate with us --whatever you are doing!!!  We will be off the computer most of the weekend --so we won't be doing much blogging.  Will catch up with you next week!!!!

Be sure also to check out my new PHOTO BLOG (click HERE).   AND---sign-up to follow me there so that you won't miss the next one!!!!

Hugs,

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cades Cove in the Winter

George and I spent a couple of days in the fabulous SMOKY MOUNTAINS last week.  On 1/23/13,  we visited a favorite place,  Cades Cove.   I love that valley --and all of the peace one can feel just by being there...

As I've said many times,  we visit the Smokies during the 'off-seasons' when there aren't very many people around.  Last week was one of those perfect weeks because, even though it was quite cold (30's),  the sun was shining brightly.  AND--there were very few people around.

We have visited the Smokies many, many times---but this time,  we saw more deer (pictured above) than we have EVER seen there at one time... Such gorgeous animals!!!  Be sure to click on the photos and collages to see enlargements.




No matter how many times we visit there,  we still love to stop all along the way and take photos... I took this picture of George as we checked out that beautiful area.




I never tire of seeing the little churches in Cades Cove.  This time I took some pictures to share with you....




When I am in that valley,  I feel a peace unlike any other place we ever visit.  I could live there in a heartbeat!!!





You can tell by the look on my face how happy I was to be there.




George wandered around in the wooded area near the Missionary Baptist Church trying to find a better place to take a picture of the church.  Both George and I enjoy hiking off-trail in the winter...




Finally,  I'll close with a collage showing several different views of the Smoky Mountains from Cades Cove.  If you haven't had the privilege of visiting our Smokies,  add it to your list sometime --and make sure that Cades Cove is on that list!!!!



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Rhododendron during our Ice Storm
Hope you made it through the weekend...  We had an Ice Storm here --but luckily,  other than losing our power once (briefly),  we didn't have anymore problems.  However,  it was very very slick ---and we were just glad to be home --safe and sound!!!  We didn't venture out of the house much at all--except when I was filling the bird feeders.




Here's a picture showing how pretty the trees looked --as they turned silver in color.  Wanna come and sit on my bench?????  NO----not on that day, you didn't!!!!  TOO COLD!!!!




Finally,  here's a close-up of one of the branches on one of our trees.  Interesting,  isn't it????   I do NOT like ice storms --but this one didn't cause us any problems --and it turned out to be kinda pretty!!!!!   Hope you had a great weekend.

Hugs,