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.
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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