MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: FALL IN EAST TENNESSEE

Sunday, October 21, 2007

FALL IN EAST TENNESSEE

Ron and I are going to the Smokys tomorrow in hopes of capturing some of the fall colors. The colors are not expected to be as beautiful as usual since we are about thirteen inches below normal in rainfall this year. However, at certain times the light is just right, like this twilight shot across my backyard and out over the lake. However, during the full light of day, the colors are not as pronounced.

Here is a Smoky Mountain webcam that will let you watch the progression of colors as the days grow shorter. Note, there are other webcams at the bottom right that you can visit. I really look forward to looking at the snow later this fall.

In further pursuit of those colors, is a planned trip in a few weeks to this webcam! It is possible the colors will be gone by the time we arrive, but the six of us (Ron/Neena, Gary/Charlotte, and Judy/Mushy) have always wanted to go, so we are soon off on another adventure!

Anyway, this is just a portion of the beautiful East Tennessee area. We love this area, and it is just pure divine intervention that brought me here. Thank you God.

12 comments:

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I love that view of the lake behind your back yard.

Les Becker said...

Here we have a "fall colour tour" train that takes you into a remote area where you are totally surrounded by unbelievable foliage. In the winter, it becomes "The Snow Train" - a whole 'nother kind of beauty.

Not that I've ever been on the train... they are booked solid, months in advance.

I love your backyard, Mushy. Spectacular!

alphonsedamoose said...

Looks like your backyard is a little piece of heaven, Mushy

Chuck said...

Taint a purtier place to be found nowar. That's fer dang sure.

pat houseworth said...

Want to go this week or next to SE Ohio(about 120 miles from home) for some fall shots...but the "Back Cracker" told me no more than 10 minutes sitting at one time.....I may be out of luck this fall....get some good ones Mushy.

BRUNO said...

Take advantage of it while ya' can, dude! The weather I'm gettin' tomorrow and Tuesday will eventually find it's way over those mountains to you! And it is DEFINITELY more "seasonal", in nature!

Jerry said...

Mushy,
I'm headed down to your neck of the woods this weekend. Eric of Straight White Guy is having a happy hour of bloggers this weekend. He lives in Englewood (near Athens). It'd be nice to have another local boy there. C'mon down!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Cool. I called my cousin again and finally got hold of him. He'd been up in Canada duck hunting. I'll tell him where you're going and we'll see if he has any ideas.

Hammer said...

That is some gorgeous scenery. I have to drive at least 100 miles to see anything half as nice.

Mushy said...

Jerry - Athens Tennessee or Alabama?

Jerry said...

Eric lives in the middle of the triangle of Athens, Englewood, and Etowah, Tennessee.

Mushy said...

Ah...not far from me at all...maybe 50 miles.