It’s All About the Coffee

Thanksgiving is undoubtedly one of my favorite holidays, if not my most favorite.  It is brief and to the point, not overly hyped, low key yet full of cheer, and we always spend it with close family and/or friends. Also, any holiday on which we visit my brother Mike and his family in Columbia, TN […]

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Little River Near Tremont

As the autumn gives way to winter in the south, I am continuing to enjoy reminiscing of the Smokies.  Today is Thanksgiving, and we are spending it in middle Tennessee with my brother and his family.  The terrain here is hilly and not as mountainous as the Smoky Mountains, but Tennessee is Tennessee.  It will […]

White Oak Sink, GSMNP

click the Audio below and adjust your sound if necessary This 2-mile hike was recommended to us by a volunteer at the visitor center in Townsend, and it was an excellent recommendation.  Most of the hike was along an old railroad bed and stream. White Oak Sink is a very tall waterfall, as illustrated by […]

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No Wonder They’re Called “The Smokies”

A cold, October morning on top of the world.  I was, figuratively, and almost literally, too.  Carl, Brent, and I scouted this area the prior day with the express intent of shooting a sunrise overlook of the Smoky forest.  Little did we know we would be so lucky as to have such a wonderfully foggy […]

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Fall Trees – Great Smoky Mountain National Park

One of the obvious treats of autumn is the beautiful array of color, even in the simplest of scenes.  The Smoky forest is replete with reds, oranges, and yellows, in addition to wonderful greens from evergreens and moss.  Accompanying the color ranges are sounds of quiet breezes, acorns dropping, the “caw” of an occasional crow […]

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Laurel Creek Cascades

click the Audio below and adjust your sound if necessary Located off Little Creek Road, just across from the turnoff for the Tremont Institutue, are the Laurel Creek Cascades.  The cascades are located roadside on the way to Cades Cove, so there is a constant flow of cars into and out of the parking area.  […]

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Smokies – Fall, 2011

click the Audio below and adjust your sound if necessary Autumn always tugs at me to dedicate time shooting the fall colors, preferably somewhere in the mountains.  My best bud Carl and I have been doing this for the past 8 years.  This year Carl, Brent, and I planned a trip to the Smokies.  It […]

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