Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Winter Beauty



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I admit that I don’t like Winter — I much prefer Spring or Autumn.  But even I will admit that there is beauty in Winter (as long as you don’t have to go out in it!).  I got this photo of an ice-covered tree in our yard a couple of Februarys ago.  Even I must admit that it is beautiful against that blue sky.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Sinks

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Many places in the Smokies are easily-accessible by car, which means they are very popular during tourist season (which seems to be year-round nowadays).  The Sinks is one such place:  it’s a cascade with a pool right along the road.  The parking area is small, so it’s hard to get into it at times  But January, which is when I got this picture, can be a good time to visit if you just want to enjoy the beauty of our world.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Christmas at Biltmore

Although the holiday season is about over, I couldn't resist posting a picture I took of the front lawn of Biltmore when Betsy and I attended the Candlelight Christmas event there.  There was just enough snow on the ground to set the mood as we approached the house.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Autumn in the Smokeys


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Autumn colors came to the mountains this year a couple of weeks later than usual.  When My Beautiful Bride and I set out to see the colors, we found plenty of green among the trees.  But there were still some glorious sights to see, such as this view from Newfound Gap Road near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wyoming Morniing Sky

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Betsy and I started home before dawn after our trip out west earlier this year. We had been on the road for quite a while when dawn started to break out in Wyoming. We just had to stop and get pictures of the sky and the Hoback River as the sun announced a glorious day ahead.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Chihuly at Biltmore

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In September Betsy and I went to Biltmore to see the Chihuly exhibit at night.  We arrived late in the afternoon, which is when I got this photo of “Sole d’Oro”, which was located on the lawn in front of the house.  The sun was directly behind the glass sculpture when I got this photo, which caused the sculpture to glow in the light.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Beartooth Scenic Highway

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One of the highlights of our recent western trip (both figuratively and literally) was our drive from Red Lodge, Montana, to Yellowstone National Park on the Beartooth Scenic Highway.  The scenery was gorgeous all along the way.  This is a photo I got with my iPhone at the first overlook we reached.  Needless to say, we made many more stops on this particular journey.