We spent time with my parents camping at Cades Cove this weekend, in the Great Smoky Mountain Park. I had Trevor and his cousin with us so I was not afforded the luxury of spending time thinking through any of my shots. It was "click - run go catch up with the kids" the whole time. I find that frustrating but I just kept reminding myself this weekend wasn't about photography, it was family.
It's the land of quiet forests, mountain streams, and rhododendron.And home of the North American Tail-less Monkey
The rhododendron were a little past their peak bloom but we still found a few on our hike down Anthony Creek. Of course, we did the obligatory tour through the Cades Cove 11 mile loop.
We didn't see any black bear this weekend although they have been very active this year. My mom got these pics off of Roaring Fork Parkway a few days earlier. These were taken from her van with her point and shoot.