Our Musings of and in Nature

I spent the bulk of today learning how to make a very small slide show/movie and then uploading  it to this site.  I have so much to do getting this site up and going; yet, I wanted to share with you some photos I took January 4th.  I hadn’t been out for a while, and I really wanted to go up to the Smokies, so my friend and I went!  The slide show,  Winter in the Smokies, shows some of the sites we saw while driving up/down Little River Road  and Newfound Gap Road in the Smoky Mountains.   The Sinks and Meigs Falls can be seen  along Little River Road.  Newfound Gap Road is a route you can take to go see Cataract Falls which is actually accessed from the Sugarlands Visitor Center.   The pines smelled amazing, and the air was truly crisp and clean, albeit, a bit nippy.  It was a great day in that the sky was absolutely blue with not a cloud in sight.

One thing that we found amazing was how many icicles there were which was due to the heavy rains we had over the last few days.  Of course the rain helped make the waterfalls that much more beautiful.    Another cool site (no pun intended) were the places where ice was forming at the edges of rocks in the streams making very interesting patterns and shapes with some looking like frozen mini waterfalls.   Yes, winter brings an amazing beauty to our world, you just need to look for it.

Let me know what you would like to see or know about the Smokies.