Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sometimes in the middle of the winter, one needs to be reminded that there is hope for spring and warmer weather.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Newfoundland Gap

Newfoundland Gap is located on the Tennessee N. Carolina state line, on US 441.  Elevation is just over 5,000 feet. 

I snapped this shot over the summer, the view is absolutely breathtaking from the top of the moutnain.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

North River

Was driving from Bald River Falls through North River on my way to state line, and saw an animal jump in the water.  I Assume it was an otter, but not 100% sure, so for now we will call it just an animal.

I looked for it after I stopped and got out, then saw this nice view.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Union Station_Nashville

This is the clock tower atop Union Station in Nashville TN.  I took this picture when I was out there earlier this year for an Engineering Exam.

There was a storm coming in that day, but I was able to get a few pictures around town.

Laurel Falls

Laurel falls is beautiful waterfall located at the end of a moderate 1.3 mile hike.  The trail head is just a short distance from the Sugarland visitors center on Little River Road.

The trail is beautiful to walk in the fall or spring. Mostly covered by large shade trees, it is pleasant and another beautiful sign of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Moving Grist Mill Wheel

There is something hypnotic about a moving wheel.  Especially when the wheel is large and has water running over it.

At the back side of Cades Cove, there is a Grist Mill that still is operational.  This is the picture of its wheel.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cherohala Sunset

East Tennessee is so full of beauty, its hard to go more then 20 yards without seeing something breathtaking.

Granted, for this view you have to travel a bit more.  I took this picture on a winter sunset a few years ago from the cherohala parkway.  I had spent the day driving around Citico and North River looking for animals.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Baby Deer

Found this beautiful baby deer while driving Cades Cove last year.  Even as deer heavy as the cove is, it is still rare to see one with the spots.

And no, I didnt get "that" close to it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

North River Snow

I took this picture2 years ago up at north river, around State Line and Citico.  There was no snow down in the lower elevations, but as I got higher, there was more snow appearing right and left.  Temperature by the time I reached where my dirt/snow/gravel road came out on Cherohola was around 1 degree F.

Driving back down was a blast, as everybody was out in 4x4 playing in the snow.  Came across this picture while burning up, this reminded me of how cold it was.

A Bumblebee

So, not much to say about this shot except it was exhausting to get the dang bee to sit still long enough to photograph him.

Haven't seen too many bee's this year, so I consider it a treat.