Travel theme: Outdoors

One of the most interesting places that I’ve spent time outdoors is Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  When I was there it was a lovely day in May and warm enough not to need a jacket.  Gatlinburg is a great place for walking and some of the things I remember seeing include a bridge, a bench, and flowers, both in a garden and in the mountains.  Speaking of mountains I went on a gondola ride for a panoramic view of the area.  This was a time when being outside was a wonderful experience and it also reminds me why I like spring so much!

 

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Last month I visited Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Early one morning I noticed that mist was swirling around the mountains and then a few minutes later it had changed.  Here is some of what I saw of the fleeting appearance of the mist from the mountains.

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A Wildflower Walk in the Mountains

Last week I was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  One afternoon I took a walk in the Great Smoky Mountains and there were many wildflowers along the trail.  The whole time I could hear the sound of rushing water and the sunlight was rather pale as it filtered through the leaves on the trees.  The mountain air was fresh and very fragrant.  Here are some of the flowers and other sights along the path.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

I just got back from a short trip that included a visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  There was a chair lift ride that provided panoramic views of the mountains when I reached the top.  On the way down I was directly above this scene just before I got off.  You may notice the shadow in the top corner.  I’ve included some other pictures to show what I could see from my seat on the chair lift.