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Escape to Grotto Falls Tennessee! Link in bio
In honor of World Photography Day, I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to explore the world & create beauty that reflects our Creator. For me personally, shooting images of majestic landscapes and natural beauty goes much deeper, as photography has been a huge part of my personal growth. Because of my personality style and big picture focus, I often have trouble staying present in the moment. My mind easily drifts into reflecting upon the past and dreaming for the future. Recognizing that I spent too much of my youth missing out on real life, a few years ago I made a conscious effort to stay present in each moment & explore God’s beauty all around. Photography has been a huge part of this journey, as I focus on enjoying, capturing, & creating in the each moment. There is something special about exploring & hiking remote spots few will ever visit. The joy comes when you know you’ve captured that ‘money shot’ - after awakening at 5 AM, driving curvy mountain roads in the pitch black, & capturing a magnificent sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountains. The brilliance of experiencing these moments causes me to put my life in perspective, stand in awe of our Creator, and realize my goal of living life fully alive! . . . . . #worldphotographyday #world_photography #world_photography_day #worldphotoday #worldphotographyday 📷 #moody_captures #smokymountainsnationalpark #gsmnp #smokymtns #thesmokies #mountainsunrise #ig_mountains #moodyphotography #moody_tones #gloriousmorning #photography_lovers #photography_top
"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees" #gsmnp #thoreau #waterfalls
Saw a bear while driving through Cades Cove on Friday!
"Although I deeply love oceans, deserts and other wild landscapes - it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.. they keep me continuously wanting to know more ~ feel more ~ see more" 🏞️💕🌳🍂🦋✨ #mountaingirlatheart 💛 #greatsmokymountainns #thegreatsmokymountains #gsmnp #smokymtns #newfoundgap #scenicroute #nature #naturelover #natureseeker #mountainlover #mountain #mountaingram #adventurers #tennessee #adventure #fernweh #travelingsoul #bliss #travel #travelersoul #iwilllivehereoneday #myhappyplace #smokymountains #appalachianmountains #smokymountainsnationalpark 📸: @droaholics
8/19/18
No trip to #gsmnp is complete without a photo of #thesinks
First few minutes of light on the Blue Ridge Mountains.
One of my simpler crafts but I was missing the mountains so I decided to bring them to me || This is the view of the Great Smoky Mountains from Cades Cove, a valley once settled but residents were forced out after the creation of the national park. Some of the original settlement still lies there and is a favorite spot for my family to visit. When you stand in the middle of the isolated valley you are completely surrounded by mountains, a welcome embrace I am craving right now. #simplicity #gsmnp #smokymountains #tn #stringart #diy #diyhomedecor
Surprise early birthday present from my wife. A train ride with beer and bbq through the Smokies. Thanks babe!
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds ~ Robert Ingersoll. • • • The heavy rolling fog in the Oconaluftee river valley of Cherokee didn’t provide the best long range views, but so peaceful to watch... • • • •#greatsmokeymountains #greatsmokies #gsmnp #cherokeenc #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoors #visitncsmokies #visitnc #ashevilletrails #adventureasheville #moodyskies #cloudsporn #ncoutdoors #northcarolinaoutdoors #northcarolinaoutdoors_ #ig_skyscapes #mountainscape #morninglight #explorecarolina #mysouthernliving
Some photos of the crew #gsmnp #findyourpark #backpacking #thefam
Post-mountain rainstorm hair in full effect. And who doesn’t love a good rainstorm. #gsmnp #tennessee
I heard this snorting noise around the corner of some tall grass and it scared the hell out of me, thinking it was a bear. Turns out it was a deer that didn’t seem to mind humans. She was evidently casing the joint, because she came back later with some guests...which is in the next video I will post. #gsmnp #hiketheat #icewatersprings
Momma trusted us enough to bring her two little fawns back with her 😍 #gsmnp #hiketheat #appalachiantrail #icewatersprings #nationalparkservice #findyourpark
Sundays were made for trails and miles! 9.9 trail miles and over 1500 feet of elevation in the GSMNP. Started at the Wye, up Laurel Creek road, School House gap then to Chetnut Top trail back to the Wye. #orangemud #dirtunit #GSMNP #trailrun #altrarunning #drinksword #swordselect
Not a Disney post, but we got to go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in our sweet Smoky Mountains this weekend and it was perfection! #travel #disneyig #notadisneypost #townsendtn #peacefulsideofthesmokies #gsmnp
Ogle Mill in the #Smokies . Take and easy 1/4 mile walk from Noah "Bud" Ogle Place (on Cherokee Orchard Road) past the rock walls of a former pasture to the Ogle tub mill. Find out more about #gristmills in our blog. Follow us for Smoky Mountains, cabin and area info. Cabin website has availability, rates, quotes, reviews. 💻www.bluemountaincabins.com mybluemountainlodge@gmail.com 📞 (865) 214-6174 CALL, TEXT, EMAIL, MESSAGE #historicplaces thingstosee #familyactivity #exploresmokies #sightseeing #gsmnp #familyvacation #gatlinburgvacation #cabinbyowner #gatlinburg
Loving my time in the mountains! #gsmnp #northcarolina #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark
Annie campin’ this weekend with the “this is not my couch” look. #annie #pitbull #pibble #spoileddog #couchdog #gsmnp
Cable Mill in Cades Cove. John Cable built his mill in the early 1870s at the west end of Cades Cove, it was surrounded only by his fields at the time. Fins out more about #gristmills in our blog. Follow us for Smoky Mountains, cabin and area info. Cabin website has availability, rates, quotes, reviews. 💻www.bluemountaincabins.com mybluemountainlodge@gmail.com 📞 (865) 214-6174 CALL, TEXT, EMAIL, MESSAGE #cadescove #historicplaces thingstosee #familyactivity #exploresmokies #sightseeing #gsmnp #familyvacation #gatlinburgvacation #cabinbyowner
One of my favorite times to visit Cades Cove is during the Fall. Seeing the leaves change is absolutely beautiful • • • • • • • • • • • • #gatlinburg #gatlinburgtennessee #cadescove #tennessee #smokymountains #smokies #gatlinburgtn #gatlinburgphotographer #bamaandbeyond #tennessee #gsmnp #gsm #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #fall #fallleaves #driving #trail #travel
Getting back to my roots! #GSMNP First time finding a 🐻 in camp! 🏕#backcountry #gabesmtn #getoutside
These happy campers! 3rd annual deep creek river camp kid crew. 🎉⛺️ 🚂 #greatsmokeymountains #gsmnp #brysoncity #gsmr #blueridgemountains
What does water do for you? And how can you make sure to get enough? 🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔 The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. 💧 💧 💧 Generally, an adult male needs about 3 liters per day while an adult female needs about 2.2 liters. Water serves a number of essential functions to keep us all going: 💜A vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material. 💜It regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration 💜The carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food are metabolized and transported by water in the bloodstream 💜It assists in flushing waste 💜acts as a shock absorber for brain, spinal cord, and fetus 💜forms saliva 💜lubricates joints My tip: to find a vessel you like to drink out of. I’ve tried numerous types of water bottles and cups and glasses. I use a straw, an oversized reusable straw to get my 💯 oz in. 🥛 🍷 🥤 🍹 🥃 🍸 Find your vessel 🙂 #tattooedmom #tattooedmamas #girlswithsleeves #drinks #drinkup #water #h2o #hydrate #rehydrate #fuel #fuelyourbody #dogmom #boymom #lifewithboys #828 #wnc #gsmnp
Welcome to @bucklesandbulls we love the Smokes! Regrann from @visitmysmokies - When life gives you mountains, put on your boots and hike! #clingmansdome #hiking #smokymountains #gsmnp #findyourpark #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #hikingboots #vacation - #regrann
It's "Sunday Funday"at Mountain Layers and all our wines are $1.00 off all day, including our delicious Mountain Mimosas...check out our Mountain Mimosas, you won't be disappointed:-)! We're open from 2-8 PM, so stop by and say "hello" to our bartenders Eddie and Nancy as they would love to see y'all:-)! Cheers to a beautiful day in the Smoky Mountains! #mtnlayersbeer #sundayfunday #beer #mimosas #winespecials #ncbeer #nc #northcarolina #brysoncity #troutcity #tastebysoncity #greatsmokies #gsnr #gsmnp #blueridgeparkway #craftbeer #raleighnc #charlottenc #greenvillesc #willmington #cheers
It’s bear season in the smokies. This mother and cub were high up in a tree collecting as many berries as they could. Blacks bears climb trees for many reasons, often to escape predators, find food or rest.🐾 • • •#gsmnp #cadescove #tamron #expertclimber #pawsandclaws
Coral Mushrooms are the coolest things ever! I love them!! When I was in Smokies with Johnny a few weeks ago we actually got to forage for these & eat them!! So so yummy & fun to hunt for!! They come in many colors, I loved these big orange sherbet colored ones! Johnny had to climb a steep hill to get them. 😛🍄🌿 Oh how I miss the Smokies & doing fun forest things with my baby. 🏔 #thesmokies #mushrooms #coralmushrooms #corals #crowntippedcoral #mushroom #mushroomhunter #mushroomforaging #mushroomforager #mushroomhunting #mushroomlovers #mushroomsociety #mushroomspotting #mushroomphotography #mushroombeauty #mushroomcut #mushroomkingdom #gsmnp #smokymountains #cosbytn #beautifulfood #fingertattoos #knuckletattoos #tattooartist #witchywoman #witch #witches #spiritfood #forager #foraged
National Park adventuring is done best with a Park Ranger, hence we have LEGO Ranger James with us to experience the sights of America’s best idea. . “In every walk with nature one receives far more then he seeks.” -John Muir . .. 1. Ranger James at the Gatlinburg entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 2. A view over Gatlinburg (not pictured, to the left), while driving the GSMNP. 3. Coniferous trees standing tall as clouds roll in. 4. Ranger James on the TN/NC state line at Newfound Gap Overlook. 5. Black eyed Susan’s (if I’m not mistaken) on the NC side of Newfound Gap. 6. The sun through the fog and clouds as we walk up to Clingman’s Dome Observation Tower. 7. The place where rain clouds meet the sunshine, or this is what it looks like when most of the view is obscured by rain clouds. Also, how amazing it is to be on the same level as something so wonderful as rain clouds? 8. Moss on a tree. 9. Descending into the unknown, or this is what the path looks like when obscured by rain clouds. .. . .. ... .. . #findyourpark #nps #goparks #nationalparkservice #staywild #americasbestidea #keepitwild #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #gsmnp #newfoundgap #newfoundgapoverlook #clingmansdome #legoparkranger #thelifeandtimesofrangerjames #optoutside #lovewhereyoulive #getoutside #wanderlust #getlostinnature #dayhike #dayhiker #wildernessphotography #earthfocus #adventureculture #landscapephotography #iphonephotography
Don’t you hate those days when your body’s at work but your mind is some place like this? #creektocoastcarolina #flyfishing #flyfishingnation #smallstreams #gsmnp #cataloochee #wishingiwasfishing
Plan you #fallgetaway to Smoky Mountains now. #fallleaves #colorchange #autumn #seasonschange www.GSCRNC.com
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