Monday, March 23, 2015

Icy Tree on the Mountain

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This photo, taken from my archives, was taken on Mt. Nebo, in Arkansas in March, 2009.  There had been an ice storm during the night which left the the top of the mountain coated with ice.  I came upon this ice-encrusted tree when walking along the Rim Trail later in the day.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pier At Sunrise

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Betsy and I got up each morning we were at the beach in order to watch the sunrise.  I captured this photo on our last morning as we were loading up the car to head home.  The sun had not yet popped up over the horizon, but I really liked the colors in the sky.  The pier and the reflections in the sand were a nice bonus.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Worse than Snow

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If you follow us on Facebook, you know that Betsy and I were without power for about 50 hours because of an ice storm that hit our area.  Our yard looks like a war zone with broken tree branches all over the ground, so it’s not pretty in our yard.  I got this picture of an ice-coated holly bush during a break in the storm.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Spruce Flat Falls in Winter

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Several years ago Betsy and I hiked to Spruce Flat Falls in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains on a brisk February day.  There was as much ice as there was water on the falls, which made for a beautiful wintry photo.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Sinks

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The Sinks is a very popular spot in the summer, since there is a swimming hole just below this little drop.  But I captured this photo on a January visit to the Smokies when Betsy and I had The Sinks to ourselves.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Biltmore Orchid

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A visit to the Conservatory at Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful way to bring some color and beauty to a dreary January day.  This picture, from my archives, was taken a couple of years ago.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Little River in Winter

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The leaves are gone from the trees in the Smokies in December, but there is still beauty to be found.  This picture of the Little River was taken at the ‘Y’ — Townsend, Tennessee, entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.