Wednesday, November 14, 2012

October in the Smokies


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

In October Betsy and I went to the Foothills Parkway near Townsend, Tennessee.  We wanted to see the color in the Smokies, but didn't want to get caught up in all the traffic that is there this time of year.  The Parkway parallels the Smokies, but is not nearly as well known.  This is the view (looking toward the Smoky Mountains) at the first overlook we encountered.

25 comments:

Ms. A said...

Beautiful! The low double puff cloud in the background, looks like the old Mickey Mouse ears.

Pam :) said...

Wow what a treasure you and Betsy encountered. Those colors are true Autumn gold.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful journey, George.

Karin said...

What a beautiful area you live in - amazing color!

Lisa Buben said...

That is a beautiful picture. It looks so peaceful there...

Sandra said...

this is the perfect way to view the color. I don't do traffic.

Fred Alton said...

I love this scenery. You captured the essence of why I have said for years that East TN is the most beautiful place in the world.

Linda said...

Really beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

You always captured some good moments of the mountains.

imac said...

Beautiful colours George.

A Lady's Life said...

Panoramic for sure. It's nice when you know the best places to go away from all the tourist traffic.
This makes a place really feel like home.

Linda said...

This is a gorgeous capture, George. The sky just sets it off perfectly.

Giga said...

Pięknie widać góry, a przed nimi śliczny jesienny las. Pozdrawiam.
Beautifully shows up, and before them beautiful autumn forest. Yours.

Happyone said...

Wow, fall, what a beautiful season. You captured it so well with this photo!!

LV said...

It is so nice traveling around with you and Betsy.

EG CameraGirl said...

How clever of you to see the beauty without the traffic!

Carletta said...

The sky is gorgeous above those colors George!
The only place I really mind the traffic is Cades Cove on a busy day. :)

Kay said...

That is a beautiful photography George. You can see for miles and the fall colors are fantastic.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A prize winning photo.

Stewart M said...

Nature really does know how to do autumn colours (Fall colors ?) in your part of the world! Nice picture.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Scott said...

Another beautiful fall scene. Such a nice array of colors.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful shot. I remember when my parents visited there but I have never been in the state. Landlocked in Iowa I guess.

Jeevan said...

Quite breathtaking view and a colorful shot! I enjoy this a lot.

troutbirder said...

Gorgeous view, thats for sure...

Marie said...

The mountains go on forever...and you can almost feel the crisp air!

Amelia said...

Hi George, another gorgeous autumn scenery. Love this picture. :)