Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cane Creek


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Several years ago Betsy and I were sitting on a rock along Cane Creek in Fall Creek Falls State Park between the cascade and the waterfall.  The creek wasn’t very deep, but the water was rushing over and around boulders and ledges.  I tried to capture all that frenetic action, and this is the result.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Morning in the Glade


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Betsy and I are constantly amazed at what a beautiful place we live.  In June the beauty shows up early in the morning, as this picture from the golf course behind our house shows.  What a way to start the day!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Rockhouse Falls


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Rockhouse Falls is one of the smaller waterfalls in Tennessee’s Fall Creek Falls State Park.  It is often overlooked since it can be seen from the same viewing platform as the larger Cane Creek Falls.  Rockhouse Falls is behind anyone looking at the larger waterfall, but I think it is worthwhile to turn around to see this beauty as well.  This photo was taken in April of this year.





Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Fontana Lake

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I captured this May view of Fontana Lake in the Smokies a few years back as we were traveling along back roads in the area.  We stopped at an overlook that gave us this nice view of the lake and mountains.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A Very Special Place

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Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee is a very special place for Betsy and me.  It wasn’t the site of our first date, but it was the site of our first kiss.  We’ve been to many wonderful places since then, but we manage to get back to Fall Creek Falls close to April 21 each year to celebrate that wonderful date. 

In some ways it’s hard to believe that first kiss was 18 years ago, but we do enjoy going back to recreate the magic of that day.  This photo of Piney Falls in the park was taken several years ago.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Colors of Spring

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A beautiful Spring day brings out all the glorious colors of the season.  I don’t think I could find a scene that shouts “Spring Is Here!” any more than this photo does of the view we enjoyed as we walked to the Azalea Garden on the Biltmore Estate.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Thoughts of Spring

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It’s amazing what sunshine and mild temperatures can do for the spirit.  After several weeks of rain and cold weather, the sun finally made an appearance on the Cumberland Plateau.  It’s probably too early to declare that Spring is finally here, but hope springs eternal, and both My Beautiful Bride and I have been doing yard work for the past couple of days.  If this keeps up we’re going to have to head to Biltmore to enjoy the Spring flowers in the Walled garden.  The above photo of the Walled Garden on the Biltmore Estate was taken a few years ago.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Morning at the Beach

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Betsy and I enjoy going to North Carolina’s Ocean Isle Beach in December for a couple of reasons.  One is that December is the ‘slow’ season, so there aren’t as many people on the beach as at other times.  The second reason is that if we wake up early enough we can see some beautiful sunrises.  As that old song says, ‘Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning’!

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.