One of the best times to visit the NC Mountains is June, so I spent a couple
up there this month (2003) taking pictures. You might be able to tell,
this is one
of my favorite places in the world.
We have had alot of rain in NC this Spring, so the streams were full and
capture on film.
The mountains are blooming up a storm in June -- Rhododendrens, Flaming
Azaleas, Mountain Laurel, little wildflowers
of all kinds. Here are a few samples.
There are some fun turns on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The weather was pretty cloudy, but in any weather I find the Smokies enchanting.
The sign here said the view below was the land inhabited by the Cherokees
before most of them were marched
to Oklahoma. This was almost at dusk.
This was taken a few minutes earlier toward the west.
The last shot.