Saturday, December 19, 2009
Driving down town by the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, quiet now but later lots of people will be in town to ride the train.
Clouds swirling around the 4000 foot ridges of the Alarkas, always a dynamic corridor and lots of cloud movement.
Looking towards the Great Smoky Mountain Park and the icy peaks, the sun peeking thru is perfect.
Heading into town, this always reminds me of living in a small Hobbit village.
Very happy water, we have had an abundance. The Juneywhank water shed as it flows down to the larger creek.
Icy Rhododendrons, one of the predominent species in the park.
The Beech is one of my favorite trees especially in the winter, the leaves remain longer than any other and always makes a nice rustle as the wind catches them .
Always an old friend , Tom Branch Falls as it pours into Deep Creek, not as much snow down by the creek as the water still carries a lot of warmth from the mild Fall days we have had.