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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cades Cove, Tennessee - Late Summer.
Cades Cove is one of the most peaceful places i have ever visited. This was a thriving community from the 1800's until the government purchased the land for the Smokey Mountain National Park in the early 1930's. To have lived, raised a family and been part of this community must have been a wonderful life...even with the hardships of day to day living in those times. To awake in the morning, step outside and breathe in the crisp floral air and solitude must have betrayed any feelings of insecurity or fear of the outside world.

In addition to this post, my next two posts will be from the vantage point of the cabin...looking out over the valley...one shot in late Autumn and one in Spring.

If ever traveling though Southeastern Tennessee, stop by Cades Cove for a day...spend time by your self, unhurried and reflect on the lives and community now past. Click on the picture to view in a larger format and imagine yourself living in such a peaceful quiet place.

14 comments:

Dani said...

This is so lovely! The shadows in the trees of the photograph give it a picturesque quality like a painting. Beautiful. These kinds of photos always make me feel dreamy.

Dan Felstead said...

Dani,
That is the feeling you get while in Cades Cove, late afternoon towards sunset...quiet, relaxed and introspective.

Dan

mo.stoneskin said...

Crisp floral air is my second favourite. My favourite is the fresh salty air from the sea...

boneman said...

Nothing in the phrase "late summer" is very welcoming.
Of course, you're a bit further South, Dan, but, dang! I am SO done with Winter.
Late Spring, OK, Early Summer...maybe.
But LATE SUMMER!?

Where did all the warm weather go!?

Karrie said...

I so much love your photos Dan!
Thanks for coming by today and thank you so much for making me aware of the comment problem. I have it fixed now. Your the best!!

shabby girl said...

What gorgeous surroundings! I imagine that even though life must have been difficult, a person couldn't help but appreciate the beauty around them back then.

Dan Felstead said...

Mo,
I visited your blog and I enjoyed your distinctive British edge and the humor! I will have to say I enjoy the breeze off the big water as well but my heart is in the mountains...if all our favorite things were the same...it would indeed be a dull world!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Boneman,
I can always count on your comments being the no nonsense, right to the point comments and I enjoy them thoroughly. I am in agreement with you...I so want Spring to arrive as soon as possible. I was going here for the the serenity of the mountains more than the season. My post tomorrow will be of this same area only in late Autumn...will you be able to tolerate it? Just kidding.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Karrie,
Thanks for stopping by and I think your project is awesome....good luck with it.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Shabby Girl,
Being from Arizona, I'm sure you appreciate the green! I used to travel into Arizona about once a month and loved the high desert and can remember after spending a week out there, flying back into the Midwest...the green was always striking after being used to Arizona landscape. But a truly beautiful landscape, so different than my home area.

Dan

Jessica said...

This is one of my favorite places. It's just so beautiful and peaceful. Your photo really captures that.

Dan Felstead said...

Jessica,
Sounds like you know Cades Cove and yes it truly is a magical place...I never get tired of it. And by the way, I saw you new hair color on your blog and it is a winner! Didn't get a chance to comment.

Dan

Lynda Lehmann said...

Wow, what a beautiful, cozy and peaceful place. I've never been to the Smoky Mountains. This country is so full of beauty that I have yet to see!

Dan Felstead said...

Lynda,
You are right. I write only of the beauty of the mountains I have seen...but there are so many more to explore...more than I will be able to visit in a lifetime.

Dan