Saturday, September 12, 2009

Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Today I spent a couple of hours browsing the shops in the Arts & Crafts Village right outside of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Later in the day, I decided to drive over to the Greenbrier area of the park. Here are some of the flower photos I took along the drive. And as luck would have it, I finally got to see a black bear in the park. First, I saw the black bear 50 yards ahead of me on the road and then about 15 steps into the woods I heard the rustling of leaves and there sat a cub poking around. Both mom and kiddo took one look at me and hightailed deeper into the woods. It's official after a zillion trips to the Smokies, I have seen a black bear, no, make that two. Enjoy the photos. I'll post a few more in the next few days.


  1. Hello,

    I found your site via Sherrie York at Brush and Baren. Your pics. are beautiful. Would you mind telling us what you use for a camera and other equipment? I do have a digital camera -
    a little Casio Exilim that is now 4 or 5 years old. It takes "OK" pics. My husband says it would take better pics. if I learned how to use it properly. I suspect he is right :-D

    Lindy in AZ

  2. Wow wonderful that you got to see a black bear and her cub....wonderful. Lovely flower shots Carol