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.    

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mount Nebo Sunset

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Although we couldn’t make it to Mount Nebo State Park in Arkansas this year, we still have beautiful memories of the glorious sunsets we enjoy from the back of the cabin we rent each time we go.  This picture was taken February, 2008.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Evening Light in Colorado

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One of our stopping places during our trip out west last year was Cortez, Colorado.  On our first evening there we walked around the grounds of the motel as the sun was setting, and I captured this view looking toward Monte Verdi in the evening light.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hickman Natural Bridge


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Betsy and I visited Capitol Reef National Park in Utah on our western trip in September.  That was the first time we had visited the park.

One of the more popular hikes at Capitol Reef is a relatively easy (the only kind we look for nowadays) to Hickman Natural Bridge.  The hike is just about 2 miles long and offers some spectacular views as well as a trail around and under the bridge.