Sunday, January 11, 2015

Beautiful Cade's Cove

Many years ago I captured this image of the beautiful sunshine highlighting the mosses growing on these hardwood trees along the auto tour in Cade's Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. In every photographer's life, there are a mere handful of images that one considers their very favorites. This is one of mine.

Sunlit Sundays

Trees are one of my weaknesses. I love to photograph them because they stand tall and persevere against all of the odds. Wind and rain, in all seasons, and bitter cold, snow and ice, in the Winter months. They thrive literally to survive. And yet after these living creatures of Mother Earth fall to the ground, their life is not done. For they lay close to the Earth and provide a valuable source of food and refuge for animals and insects and small plant life. Their life seemingly goes on and on. I hope you like this image and wherever this day finds you, I wish you beautiful sunshine. ENJOY!

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  1. I can see why this is one of your favorites. I adore trees -- life giving to all the critter on Mother Earth ... sentinels. Gorgeous! Happy Sun Lit Sunday!

  2. It is a beautiful photo Carol. I have heard Cades Cove is a beautiful place to visit. Have a great week ahead. Pam

  3. It's understandable that you'd find this photo so appealing, Carol. I love the lush green, the play of light and shadow and can almost catch the fragrant woodsy aroma.

    -Karen at ☀Sunlit Sunday

  4. Moss on trees is beautiful. So rich and lush looking.

  5. Trees are one of my favourites too. You're inspiring me to think of other kinds of tree pictures. We visited Cade's Cove on our trip down to the Smokies two years ago. I just remember the traffic jams!

  6. What a great scene you captured! I love how the light plays on the bark of the trees.