Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Crescendo Rose

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After some unusual weather in February (warm) and April (cold) our roses are recovering and starting to bloom.  This beauty is Crescendo and I got this photo last month in May.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Sure Sign of Spring

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Dogwood blossoms against a brilliant blue sky are a sure sign that it truly is Spring.  I got this photo in the Walled Garden at Biltmore House and Gardens.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Sinks

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The Sinks is one of the more popular areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along Little River Road.  Daredevils (mostly teenagers) dive into the stream below these rocks, although they are warned not to do so.  Fortunately it was too cold for daredevils when we were there in early April, but we did enjoy the beauty of rocks and water.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Our Smokies in the Winter

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We’re now enjoying the glories of Spring in the mountains of east Tennessee, but our mountains — and the Smokies in particular — are beautiful any time of the year.  This photo was taken this past December from the Gatlinburg Bypass on an overcast afternoon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Summer of Love Rose

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I know it’s Spring --although it has seemed like winter the past couple of weeks -- but our roses are starting to show new growth and promise lots of color in the days ahead.  Last year our roses were blooming in April; I don't think that will happen this year.  I got this picture of Summer of Love after an April shower last year.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Desoto State Park

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Betsy and I have visited Desoto State Park in Alabama several times.  It offers beautiful waterfalls and good hiking.  Just above the brink of Desoto Falls is a dam which forms Desoto State Park Lake.  This dam can also present a beautiful photo opportunity, as can be seen by the photo above.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mt. Nebo Waterfall


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Although we didn’t make it to Mt. Nebo this year, it has been an annual event for us for almost as long as My Beautiful Bride and I have been married.  (She’s the one who introduced me to this beautiful place.)

Although we go in late February or early March, we’ve rarely had snow while we were there.  This photo, taken in March a few years ago, was taken during a light snowfall.  The area around Upper Mt. Nebo Falls was turned into a winter wonderland.