Saturday, March 08, 2008

Snow Day!!!

It snowed today, sort of. Nashville got 3-5 inches. We got a dusting to an inch. Thankfully we live close to the mountains, so we were able to go find some appreciable snowfall. We headed up to Cades Cove hoping to find something pretty to take pictures of, and we found what we were looking for.

We were rewarded almost instantly by about 3-4 inches of snow, and some great scenery to boot!

We headed on around the loop at Cades Cove to the trailhead that leads to Abrams Falls. Just a hundred feet or so up the trail is my absolute favorite bridge to photograph. It was even better in the snow.

It looks like I've been found!

This is Christal's best "Hurry the hell up, I'm cold!" look.

We left there and went on around to the visitor's center. It's a cool old log cabin, that was even cooler looking in the snow.

I'm gonna have to call BS on that one.

While it was shut down for the day, this waterwheel is actually functional. Go in the summer and you'll find them grinding corn and selling cornmeal.

We headed up the road, then stopped to take a picture OF the road.

I stopped to take some artsy pictures at an old home site.

Define Aperture

We saw several deer throughout the day, but were quite surprised at how close we were able to get to these particular deer. To give you an idea I was using my 28-105mm lens, so I was no more than about 30 feet away.

Apparently rododendruns are tasty.

And when you tug on them and let go, you make it snow!

One more gratuitous deer shot, and we were off to the house (where there was no snow left).

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