Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Take your laptop to a quiet corner of your world or sit quietly at your computer, alone in the room. Take in every element of these images. Look into them. Soak them up. Now, close your eyes. Listen to your breathing. In and out. In and out.

Now picture yourself standing beside this remote mountain stream with the water rushing past you. Can you hear it? Quietly roaring right past you as you stand alongside the stream. Listen. Just picture it rushing by and listen.

You just experienced the exact feeling I felt, as I stood next to this beautiful mountain stream late last Spring, and listened to the water rush by me as I set up my tripod to shoot this image. How I would love to be back there right now with you taking it all in. We'd pack a picnic lunch so we could sit right next to the stream and watch the water pour over the rocks and listen to the roar of the stream as it fell downward into the valley. That's what it's like along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You're deep inside the forest. Just you and mother nature all around you.

And I can hardly wait to be back there. I see a visit in my future. Hope your week is going well. ENJOY!

PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE: The effect I added to these photos is call 'Comic Book' and is available on Picasa. Try it sometime. It seemed utterly perfect for these images. Aren't they just surreal.


  1. I would love to be there! Do you go into the moutains in the winter?

    1. No Sandy I haven't really ever been to the mountains in the winter, but I'm hoping to get there sometime this spring. Thank you for stopping by. Carol

  2. I'd love to sit on that moss and watch the milky stream flow!