Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mist in the Cove

Cades Cove Meadow, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee  © Doug Hickok


When the Great Smoky Mountain National Park was established, the plan was to allow Cades Cove to return to its natural, original condition. But the plan was changed when park authorities decided to keep the meadows intact, and to preserve the old cabins, churches and mills.

Today a loop road encircles the secluded mountain valley making it possible for modern day visitors to get a glimpse of the 1800's, of a place that seems like a time capsule of pioneer life 150 years ago. You can see part of the loop road (
along the fence line) in this picture, which also shows smoky mists rising from the valley.

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous mist in the mountian. Love the color.

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  2. Мне нравится ваша работа! В тумане есть тайна!

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  3. I love atmosphere of this shot.

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  4. What a imaginative place.Foxes seem to live there.

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  5. Wonderful picture, this place looks a movie scenery with all mist!
    Léia

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  6. Beautiful. Looks like the clouds are moving right over the field.

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  7. I like nothing better than to be among the mountains when mist and cloud is rolling around, obscuring then showing the mountains off in all their grandeur.

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  8. a good thing they decided to keep it "open", i.e. not allow the woods to return and cover everything again. after all, this area is also a part of the human heritage of your country, isn't it, with the ghosts of the settlers still present ...

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  9. Beautiful soft scene Doug--I'm jealous of the colors you get to enjoy

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  10. Beautiful image of a place I would love to visit someday. Very nice.

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  11. Lovely autumnal colours during fall in the Smoky Mountains - and an illustration of why they are so named. A gorgeous pastel shot.

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  12. the name smoky mountain fits well with this scene you captured.. well done.. :)

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