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Fall in the Smoky Mountains

My husband and I decided to take a day trip to the Smoky Mountains National Park yesterday. I wanted to see if the leaves were changing yet and get some photos. It had been a few weeks since we'd went on a photo safari after all.

We did see some leaves changing, but still more that have not. I managed to capture a few shots that I liked. This photo is the same as the smaller one, just enlarged. I actually like the way the sun hits the leaves.

Photo by Angel Sharum

This second shot was from the same tree. I really liked the color of the leaves. I like how this one turned out as well.

Photo by Angel Sharum

Don't the colors make you feel all cozy? They do me. They say Fall at its best. I hope y'all are enjoying the colors in your neck of the woods.

All text and photos are the property of Angel Sharum.


Image Credit » Photo by Angel Sharum (me)

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Kasman wrote on October 19, 2014, 12:17 PM

Autumn (Fall, as you call it) is a magical time of year. The colours of the trees run riot with many shades of red, green, brown and purple.

LeaPea2417 wrote on October 19, 2014, 12:30 PM

We have many times in the past driven in the Smoky Mountains (Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge). It is always so beautiful in the Autumn.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:03 PM

Yeah, but I needed to get away. All the medical problems and tests were getting to me.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:04 PM

Yeah, our leaves aren't as bright as some in the north east, but they do get pretty.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:04 PM

We had never been in the fall before. We usually go in the winter.

alexdg1 wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:14 PM

I wish that (a) I could get away for a few days and (b) that we lived further north to get more of that it's-fall feel. Autumn does occur in South Florida; it's just a lot less obvious.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:56 PM

Yeah, I have friends who live in Florida and they all wish fall was more pronounced there.

Scorpie wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:59 PM

I never get tired of fall pictures. One reason we got our new window put in this time of year.

Scorpie wrote on October 19, 2014, 2:10 PM

pic from new window to yard:

http://noes.net/view.jpg

alexdg1 wrote on October 19, 2014, 4:21 PM

#AngelSharum I think my electric bill would be lower if we had a tad more fall-like weather in Miami. Sure, the subtropics are great for snowbirds and tourists, but not so great on native Floridians.

chatombreux wrote on October 19, 2014, 10:28 PM

I wish we had a place like that to go up here in NJ. I've been there and to Cade's Cove. I have friends who live in Friendsville (next to Maryville) and it is just beautiful there.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 11:05 PM

That is a nice window and I see some pretty fall color outside it.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 11:05 PM

I think I could get used to it. I'd love to live by the beach. I could go on vacation to where fall is. :)

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 11:06 PM

It really is. The Smoky Mountains are one of my favorite places.

TheTalker wrote on October 20, 2014, 12:42 AM

The colors are beautiful. I've only visited there during the summer so I didn't get the benefit of this beautiful sight.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 20, 2014, 1:54 AM

When I was in the Smokies last month, we only saw just the very beginning hints of yellow at Newfound Gap. I'm sure they're incredible by now. I wish I had the time to go back. It's doable as a day trip for me, but a bit much. I'd love to take a day off and just go ride around in the North Georgia mountains--and buy some apple bread!

AngelSharum wrote on October 20, 2014, 11:42 AM

This was our first year to go in fall. I'd been wanting to for a while though.

AngelSharum wrote on October 20, 2014, 11:43 AM

It is 3 hours from us so if we get up really early it is a day trip. It would have been better to spend the night, but not cheaper. :)

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 20, 2014, 12:13 PM

Pigeon Forge is about 4 hours from me, except coming back it was 4 hours just to get through Knoxville! Should have taken the back roads home! 7 hours to go a little over 200 miles was just insane.

somedsatisfied wrote on October 20, 2014, 12:26 PM

Fall is such a great time to visit. I really miss it now when I see your photos. :) Thanks for sharing.

AngelSharum wrote on October 20, 2014, 5:09 PM

It really was pretty. I'm glad we were able to go.

BarbRad wrote on October 20, 2014, 11:05 PM

Our colors here are very similar to yours there. Most of our reds are coming from the flowers or fruits of trees, though, rather than their leaves.

AngelSharum wrote on October 20, 2014, 11:46 PM

Yeah, we don't get as much red and orange here. I wish we did.

momathome wrote on October 22, 2014, 11:03 AM

I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of Fall. To me it is just a sign that winter and all that cold nasty weather is on the way. The colors are beautiful but I don't enjoy them long before I start remembering that soon Old Man Winter is going to be making my toes into ice!