Archive for June, 2012

We saw something odd hanging out of one our birdhouses a couple of days ago when it was quite hot. We looked through the binoculars but couldn’t make it out so I went outside to take a closer look and found out it was a Northern Flying Squirrel. Since they are nocturnal (rodents) it is […]



In going through my Smoky Mountains images one last time I found a few stragglers I wanted to process. These ‘misfits’, that didn’t seem to go with my other posts conclude my series about the trip. The only thing missing from the 4 full days and 2 half days of dedicated shooting are some wildflower […]

Cabin Fever


The cabins along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail posted last month were just the tip of the iceberg! Even though I did my research on the Smokies I was surprised at just how many log cabins and other structures there were. We made several stops along the Cades Cove Loop Road and went exploring for […]

There’s been several bear sightings this spring in places where they are not normally seen. Last week there were sightings close to home, in the neighboring townships of Medford and Atco, New Jersey. Reactions seem mixed and I am not sure if they are trying to find and relocate the bear(s) or not. In the […]

Much of our shooting while in the Smokies was centered around Cades Cove. I’m not sure how many times we went around the loop, and explored the side roads too. Once a thriving, mountain and farming community it was easy to imagine how it was. In addition to the cabins, other structures and bears the […]

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is loaded with historic structures; mills, barns, schoolrooms, churches and many cabins. It was both interesting and a fun exercise to stop at each site and create some compositions. Even though the light was not always ideal, I tried to make the best of things, worked the scenes and […]