Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Little River in the Smokies



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

When Betsy and I visited the Smokies last month, we stopped, as we usually do, to view the river. This time the water was high and very clear. I was attracted both by the white water flowing over the rocks and the unusual shape of the tree in the middle of the stream.

36 comments:

Ms. A said...

That's the weirdest looking tree!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Well, if you were in the dry south of OZ, that'd be a BIG river!!

A Lady's Life said...

So nice to discover such nice places Guess the water was running higher than usual.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a lovely scenery and photo!
thanks so much for sharing.

Sandra said...

i would love to hear this rushing water, it has been many years since i heard the sound of rushing water and water falls.

Sandy said...

I love it when you find those hidden places that most people pass by. That is a great shot, I can almost hear the water rushing around. (o:

Team G Square said...

Cool picture , loved the tree .

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That tree is unique yet beautiful. The water adds to the beauty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That tree is unique yet beautiful. The water adds to the beauty.

Scott said...

Something about the beauty of nature and especially water that seems to grab us as humans. This is a prime example.

Neal said...

Those streams in the Smokies are always inviting to Patti and I. I love to see and hear the water.

Ginny said...

Interesting, I enlarged. I guess small but wild. Strange that the trees are growing in such a river!! With all that moving water.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

That is an interesting tree George...great shot!!!

Happyone said...

That is some crazy tree. It is amazing how some trees can grow in such strange ways.

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty, George.

Angela said...

I love it! What is it about water that just draws us to it? I love how it looks different each time you look at it.

Fábio Martins said...

Hmmm... i listened the water in my soul :) good one

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is some fast moving water!! Gorgeous!

Fred Alton said...

I love that river! And that is a MOST unusual tree in the middle.

Janie said...

That tree is quite interested, twisted by time and the force of water. It has probably lasted through many floods.

rainfield61 said...

That's another joy of a simple life.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

You call this a little river !

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Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi George,another spectacular photos from you, very beautiful. The tree in the middle of the river, very unusual!! I like the flowing water, would love to visit if I have the chance.
Have a nice day.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo, if interesting to see how these trees survive in the middle of the stream.

Life Ramblings said...

such an artistic tree in the middle of the stream. i don't think i've seen anything like this before.

Giga said...

Uwielbiam oglądać Twoje zdjęcia w przybliżeniu, bo są piękne, tak jak i to. Pozdrawiam

I love to see your photos in approximately, because they are beautiful, just like it. Yours

Tanya Breese said...

looks like a cold day and that water is really rushing....hold on for your life tree!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

makes one wonder how it's still standing & still alive! =0

troutbirder said...

Run off can surely turn little trickles into beautiful mountain streams.

Pam said...

After enlarging the pic it was evident just how fast the water was flowing down stream.
Beautiful shot, George.
:)

EG Wow said...

Very nice shot of rushing water. I guess the area must have been getting lots of rain.

Carletta said...

I love that knarly old tree!
I can almost hear the river gurgling over the rocks.

diane b said...

It sure is an unusual tree. The water looks great tumbling over the rocks.

Indrani said...

Trees... they know to survive against all odds! Great picture.

Marie said...

Very dramatic shot! So pretty, too.

Thanks for stopping by, by the way. Yes, the shootout was very exciting to watch. They do a great job. Hope you and Betsy get to come out some time!