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Monday, March 31, 2014

Greenbriar Visit to the Smokies January, 2013

Beautiful Mountain Creek
NO---that is not a typo in the heading.  This is a post I never published from January, a year ago.  We took a little trip to the Smokies ---and this post is when we visited the Greenbriar area (between Gatlinburg and Cosby).  Besides Cades Cove,  two or our favorite drives and photo opp places are to the Tremont area (between Townsend and Cades Cove) and this area,  the Greenbriar area. 

Hope you enjoy the photos.  Click on them for enlargements.


George is taking some photos of the water with his special lens.


I can't take good photos of the water like George can,  but this one is kinda pretty!


Our road along the way; See our car?  We park and hike down to the water for photos and enjoyment of the sounds and beauty all around us!


This is what I do when George is taking photos with his tripod.  The area is just so peaceful --even though it was quite cold that day.


Oh --how much beauty is everywhere!!!  I love seeing the moss growing on the rocks.


There's my Cutie Pie---getting up higher for more good photos.


I am always fascinated by the mushrooms and lichen growing on the trees in the Smokies.


Out came the toboggan---as it got colder and colder up there...


The farther UP in the mountains we traveled,  guess what we saw?????  SNOW!!!!


Think these Daffodils will make it?????  They are sprouting a little early!!!!!  Brrrrrr...


Finally,  we always just 'have' to get a picture of the two of us together enjoying the Smokies!!!
Hope you enjoyed these photos from our beautiful Smoky Mountains.. I love going there during all seasons --but in winter,  we have much of the area all to ourselves!

Have a great Monday ---and I'll see you on Wednesday!

Hugs,

50 comments:

Small Kucing said...

The water looks rough. I don't think I dare to stand so near to it.

Ms. A said...

Better late than never! Those daffodils, with the perfect little holes around them, must be putting off their own warmth as they are growing through the snow!

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful area for walking. The peace and the cold comes across in your photos.

linda m said...

That is such a beautiful area for a hike. Nothing better than having the place to yourself - my favorite way to enjoy nature.

The Furry Gnome said...

Another wonderful series of photos. You're lucky to live close to such wonderful areas.

George said...

Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures. That was a wonderful visit to one of our favorite places. We need to go there again.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Greenbrier is one of our favorite areas, too. You got some great shots that capture the beauty and peacefulness of it.

camp and cottage living said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks for taking me along with you, Betsy.

ladyfi said...

What a great trip! Lovely shots. And I hope spring is finally coming to you.

David said...

Betsy, Love the moss covered rocks. We have moss instead of grass along one side of our house...and we hope that it continues to spread! It's like a green blanket. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Out on the prairie said...

Always enjoyed the daffodils there. I have some coming up as well as tulips.

Sylvia K said...

So much beauty -- even in the cold!! Wonderful captures as always, and as always, so great to share the beauty and the fun with you and George! Have a terrific new week!!

Terry and Linda said...

I love the Moss Rock!

❤⊱彡 Linda
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Betsy said...

So much beauty all around you. I was going to try to tell you my favorite picture, but I just couldn't. They're all beautiful! How wonderful to enjoy such a great hobby together.
Blessings,
Betsy (the other one!)

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Wow, picture perfect !
Enjoyed this post Betsy, you rock:)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Hope the daffodils will make it! Sounds like you had another good trip.

Joy said...

That is why I love to be here. Can travel places through your blog:)

Happyone said...

Beautiful photos.
We had 4 inches of snow yesterday and my daffodils like just like the ones pictures sticking out of the snow.

Kay said...

What a cool place for hiking and picture taking.

Big Dude said...

Hard to beat a pretty day, gorgeous day and your man.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The pictures are beautiful,even though you look a little cold in some of them.

DeniseinVA said...

It's fun to find old posts not yet published. This is another great one Betsy. Love them all, such beautiful scenery and of course it's always lovely to see photos of you and George. Have a wonderful week!

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
I'm glad the pics were published! another wonderful adventure, the mountain creek is amazing as is the moss covered rock, I hope those daffodils made it though! and I always adore pics of you and George! have a great week! x x x

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots, Betsy. Last year this year Doesn't make a difference. Love the first one. I am coocoo for creeks. MB

Ann said...

These may be a year old but they are brand new sights for us and a good way for you to relive your trip. It looks like a really peaceful area

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I have been to the Smokies twice and enjoyed it a lot. Gorgeous park! You enjoyed yourselves and took great pictures. Have a wonderful coming week!

Ginny said...

You are a vision in blue! And the next best thing here is that huge moss covered rock, loving that.

Arkansas Patti said...

I love that first picture. I could spend some quality time right there. You do find the best spots.

Shug said...

Hi Betsy...I most definitely have enjoyed seeing all of your adventures this past month... You have posted some splendid photos of such gorgeous water Falls. Water is so peaceful and I love seeing the rivers with the water running across the rocks...
I always look forward to seeing what the two of you come across...
Hugs,
shug

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, lovely images from your trip! The Smokies is a lovely area, lots of great hiking.. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

LV said...

No mater when your photos were taken it is always a pleasure seeing you two enjoying life and each other. Keep it up. More couples need to be like you.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

curious - where did George get the tripod? i need to get one & i have trying to figure out where you start. ( :

i love your scarf & pink hat. you look so very cold. but it looks like such a gorgeous outing. what fun!!

Beth said...

Mushrooms and lichens fascinate me too. Lovely trip. You look darling in that taboggon with your rosy cheeks and nose!:>)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful. You and George visit the most beautiful places. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Lynda said...

My favorite pics - - even though you didn't ask for a vote - - - the pic you got of George really intent with the tripod - - - the one of you that is just below the pic of your car. It's one of the top ten best photos of you - - - and of course, the pic of you and George together. Those are always excellent.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is such a beautiful area any time of the year. I always love listening to the rushing waters. A few weeks ago our daffodils looked just like those when we got a late snowfall. Now they are in bloom and are so pretty.

Eva Ason said...

Thank you for sharing these fantastic viewd with us. The water looks cool but the pictures are really great. And you got to see some snow. Have a great day

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I loved that you posted it months later. The Smolies are a place I much enjoyed during my several trips there.

Cheqna said...

Hi Betsy,

Your first photo is awesome..and the "kinda pretty" photo is beautiful..if I were to take it I'd spoil it.. ;-)

Seeing all the pictures from both yours and George's blog make me wish that I could follow your adventures.

But of course I have to be fit first..hehe..

Have a great week!

:-)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy Looks like a great trip. Love all the water shots and of course lovely to see you and George enjoying yourself.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I can just imagine the peace and quiet in those woods and also the cold. I don't suppose you sat about for long! I like the shot of the track with the tall trees either side.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I enjoy seeing the waterfalls, moss and mushrooms are so pretty. Yall are brave to go in the winter to the Smokies!

Sandra said...

love those mushrooms and the daffodils in the ice

amanda | wildly simple said...

I just love this post, Betsy!

You are so lovely, and so HAPPY - I love it- and this is my favorite kind of place. Mushrooms & lichen & moving water are some of my favorite things.

I smile, because Mitch & I are similar but the opposite of you & George: He waits patiently (or climbs around off trail places) while I take photos. :)

Still awfully wintry here - but we look forward to spring, it'll come some day!

Our photos said...

Nice nature, beautiful pictures

Carol Z said...

Beautiful pictures -- as always! So enjoy my visits to the Smokies with you and George.

Daisy said...

Your pictures are lovely, Betsy. You two always look so happy. Sounds like you had a fun visit here.

Carletta said...

I do know this beautiful area. Peaceful is the right word. These pics make me want to schedule a visit soon. I actually have some daffodils that will bloom any day. Your snow pics are lovely but I sure enjoyed our 74 degree weather today. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I visited the Smokey Mountains one summer --they were so beautiful to drive through! I remember we stopped in Cherokee. George does take wonderful water photos!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, betsy thanks for sharing this post. love those amazing views and the daffodils in the ice. what amazing views! and of course it's always lovely to see you...you look great and happy and i love your pink hat. looks like a wonderful trip-thanks for taking us along with you.

hope you have a great wednesday!

big hugs!
xoxo