Saturday, May 17, 2008

Snap snap!

Picture time! Click to make 'em larger.



These first two are from a random stop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We stumbled the short distance down the bank to stand on rocks in the middle of this flowing river. I picked up some gorgeous stones (the rock hound in me...my grandmother's fault) and put my toes in the icy water.



From a lookout point--5,000 feet above sea level--in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As you can see there was a storm moving in. These turned out much better than I expected at the time.





Finally, these three are from the scenic drive around Cades Cove. We saw deer, historic buildings, and really stupid hikers. Just another day in the wilderness.

14 comments:

  1. Oh boy. Those pictures take me back. I miss the US. So beautiful. I'm glad you had a good time at such a lovely place.

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  2. Sigh!!! More jealousy!

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  3. Very pretty! And verdant! hehe

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  4. These are beautiful photos! Every year when we drive to Florida, I look forward to the day we travel through Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. I'm always saying we need to spend more time there.

    And I've never been to North Carolina, but it looks beautiful.

    Your vacation sounds like just the thing...and a great way to start summer :)

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  5. Lovely pics! Thanks for the comments at the my blog. Yes, I have read AB's A Cook's Tour. Love that snarky man; do you watch his show No Reservations? Hope you are enjoying Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I loved it when I read it a couple weeks ago. It seems you and I have a penchant for food nonfiction. Cheers!

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  6. Thanks, Nik! The US misses you, too. :)

    LOL, Andi!

    Verdant indeed, Eva! hehe

    Becca, North Carolina is a fun place. Lots of beautiful things to see and fun things to do. I live closer to the beach (40 mins), but I always have a soft spot for the mountains.

    Athena, thanks for coming by! I watch No Reservations religiously! Love it love it. I definitely have a penchant for foodie books. :)

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  7. Welcome back, Andi! What a lovely place.

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  8. Oh. My. Gosh. How gorgeous. I want to teleport myself there.

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  9. Beautiful photos. Doesn't look like Dallas at all, huh? LOL>

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  10. Thanks, Nancyroo!!! It was great. You would've had a BLAST taking nature photos. There were tons of pretty flowers, scenery, and wildlife. I got a few (crappy) shots of some deer in the national park. You would've done MUCH better.

    Jen, it would be worth the teleporting!

    LOL, not a bit, Kristy. Although, I have to tell you, after the brisket I ate Monday night and the mountains, I'm jonesing for wide open spaces and more brisket!

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  11. Gorgeous pictures. I love mountain landscapes.

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  12. Very pretty! I'd love to spend some time there right about now. Not too many wide open spaces around here, I'm afraid. Glad you had such a great holiday.

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  13. Gorgeous! I want to go right now!

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  14. Ahh...beautiful. Places like that are hard to leave. If you are anything like me you just want to linger, camp, read a book, drink in the environment and not come up for air for days...weeks...months.

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