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Monday, February 6, 2017

Fun at Greenbriar in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, 1/18/17

Two people having fun sitting by the water at Greenbriar 1/18/17
There are several areas around Gatlinburg,  Tennessee which George and I LOVE to visit when we are in that area.  We saw two of these favorite areas when we took a short trip there on January 17 and 18,  2017.   One was the Tremont area (click HERE to see that post)  and today I'm sharing the GREENBRIAR area with you.  Tremont is on the west side of Gatlinburg (toward Cades Cove) and Greenbriar is on the east side of Gatlinburg (toward Cosby).   We enjoy both areas because the gravel road takes us WAY back into the mountains along the creeks.  BUT--there is just something about Greenbriar which makes it even more special to me... Hope you enjoy the pictures --and I hope you can visit Greenbriar sometime.


What I love:   Just being up close and personal with the water --and taking pictures!!!



What I love:   Watching George take these AMAZING water pictures among the boulders



What I love:  Seeing the moss and other plants growing on the trees!



What I love:   Seeing George climb around the big rocks to get some awesome photos of the water



What I love:  Seeing a healthy Rhododendron growing on top of moss --which is on top of a big rock!!!



What I love:  Seeing all of the HUGE HUGE HUGE boulders in this area --many covered with moss



What I love:   A MOSS TREE;  Want to have this one as your Christmas tree????? ha



What I love:  Being with my Sweetheart in such a gorgeous place!



What I love:  Seeing a healthy tree growing on and around the rocks and boulders.. Nature is so amazing.



What I love:  Just being here enjoying the sounds of the water with nobody else around on a cool but NOT COLD Winter Day!



What I love:  Walking on a Mossy Carpet at Greenbriar!



What I love:  Taking a picture of George among the big Moss Rocks!!



What I love:  Just sitting on a log in this peaceful place thinking to myself how much I LOVE being out in Nature!



What I love:  Watching George looking back to find out where I am hiding --and what I am getting into!!! ha ha 



What I love:  Seeing and hearing the water pouring all around  those big boulders!



What I love:  Crossing a little bridge and stopping to take pictures of the beautiful Rhododendron 



What I love:  George and Betsy LOVE YOU!!!!
Hope you enjoyed my Greenbriar pictures today...  You can certainly tell why I love that area of the Smoky Mountains SO much... The weather was good that day (quite cool --but definitely not COLD for a January day)... We were blessed to be there --and so glad that neither the Tremont area nor the Greenbriar area had any wildfire damage!!!!!  YEAH.

Have a wonderful day and week my friends.. AND---get out there and enjoy NATURE.

Hugs,

39 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Through all of these photos and the smiles on your faces, it is easy to see why you and George love this beautiful place.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Ann said...

What a beautiful area. I need to find places like that around here.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty place. I always enjoy seeing photos of you and George. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Devilish Angel said...

Hi Betsy, you and George look happy and lovely. Wonderful photos. Have a great week!

Shug said...

good Monday morning Betsy... Each picture delivers a sweet dose of peacefulness and I just love the gorgeous smiles on both of your faces. You two are such sweethearts and it truly shows. Hugs

Judy said...

Great pictures. I hope I get to go back to Gatlinburg someday. Hubby and I are currently visiting Myrtle Beach.

Catsngrams said...

What a beautiful place. I love the moss covered rocks. thanks for sharing.

Dorothy said...

Love all your pictures, Betsy! Makes me want to BE THERE!

George said...

What I love about Greenbrier is being there with you!

Patty Denton said...

Beautiful! I love looking at all of the photos of this area thank you for sharing with us

linda m said...

Love all the photos. Such a beautiful place.

Betsy said...

Betsy, the love you two have for each other and for life just shines from your photos. What a beautiful place! We got 16 more inches of snow over the weekend. I'm so ready for some green and warmth. Thank you for sharing this breath of springtime with us.
Blessings, Betsy

Ginny Hartzler said...

Here's what I love: In the first picture, it looks like George is proposing to you! I also love George just walking along and smiling; and looking back for YOU. And the rhododendron growing out of a rock! The moss is so green and velvety, it will do until we actually have green grass. Any minute, I expect one of the critters from "The Wind In The Willows" to run past you!!

Jeevan said...

Absolutely nature is so amazing and amazing to see plants grow on rock mosses and trunks of trees. Nature springs at best there. Loved all the photos esp. the natural flow of water.

Glad to see enjoying the place :)

Fun60 said...

I can almost hear the water gushing over those rocks. It is obvious why it is one of your favourite places.

SweetMarie said...

I love traveling through your awesome photos. :) you two are just the sweetest!
hugs,
Marie

David said...

Betsy, While Laurie and I have been up around Tremont we haven't been to the Greenbrier area. Beautiful! Great photos too... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Neal said...

Very very nice BUT I don't see a picture of food on there and I know that is in "What I Love" list. :)

Connie said...

Such wonderful views of that area, Betsy! You and George always look so happy together. :)

Arkansas Patti said...

You all must have the most amazing collection of matching shirts. You always look so cute in them.
Those water shots are so real looking I can almost hear the roar.

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, I did enjoy these. And I totally love to find a log in the woods and take time to sit and think and enjoy the quiet. It soothes my soul.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I can totally understand why you love that place. The scenery is gorgeous and I can only imagine the sound of the rushing water.Oh my! Thanks for always sharing such lovely scenes.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love seeing your photos of this area. It's almost as good as being there...not quite, mind you...but almost. I see those looks from Doug, too. They like to know where we are, don't they?

The Furry Gnome said...

What a WONDERFUL area to explore!

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy there Betsy...wow those are just GORGEOUS pictures...nothing like the sound of a rushing brisk clean Tennessee creek is there? Y'all got some great pictures this time and wow that new header up there is so pretty with all that heavy snow! Just love seeing all your pretty pictures and your fun adventures! Our latest adventure is up on the blog!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You had fun taking photos of each other in that gorgeous place. It doesn't get any better than that, does it? I lived by a stream like that in Western NC and loved it so much! The moss sure is pretty on a sunny day too! Sweet hugs...both of you!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Wow I love what you .Love! I haven't heard of this beautiful place. I think moss covered stuff is so pretty. We have had many cool days but not much of a winter cold! I am fine with that.
Ps. I am blogging with my iPad fine today.....thanks for stopping by.

Lowcarb team member said...

What I love ... is seeing and reading posts like this one.
Two happy people and just great photo's.

I have so enjoyed my visit, thank you.

All the best Jan

Barb said...

Seeing the 2 of you so happy in that beautiful landscape is making me smile too. It's snowing hard here in Breckenridge. I like seeing all that green moss when my own world is white. Take Care!

Lux G. said...

You guys are the sweetest and coolest couple I see online.
Beautiful place here.

Linda said...

Beautiful place! I love the moss too, although it can be slippery.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I loved seeing this area through your lens! I can almost hear the water rushing through the rock. And the moss is amazing. Lovely photos! Have a nice week!

Lady Fi said...

You both look so happy! And the scenery is gorgeous.

Chris H said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I too love taking photos of water and nature.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Hi Betsy,
Your pictures are gorgeous! It is great to be out there isn't it, there's nothing better than getting out in the nature and just be. You guys really are active, it's great to see that you enjoy it so much!
Enjoy your weekend!

Eva

Nora said...

I feel like I am almost there with you! I can hear the water rushing and see how green it is. Lovely posting.

A Colorful World said...

It's such a beautiful place! And you two are just an adorable couple!!!

Anne Payne said...

Gorgeous area! It reminds me of a place near our home in NC that we love to hike to the waterfall and take lots of pictures along the way.

Linda Gross said...

What a pretty area, brightened with your smiles.