Flame Azalea's on Gregory's Bald in the Great Smoky Mountains
In late June and early July of each year a beautiful transformation takes place on the tops of many of the Appalachian Mountains, especially those in the Great Smoky Mountains. The "balds" on the tops of the mountains are ablaze with color. Azalea's bloom in profusion. The scene is serene and calming. The views are tremendous with the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. It is good to be alive there!
One of the most prominent trees in the open woods, along roadways, planted in yards, the subject of spring festivals and adored by all who appreciate nature's beauty, the Dogwood tree is a thing of simple beauty.
So, what makes these photographs special?
Do they make you think of serenity? of peace? of quiet?
Do you see the beauty of the simple yet grand scale of nature?
What is the reason for all the beauty of nature?
Do we appreciate the beauty around us or do we just take it for granted?
You can choose to appreciate the simple yet grand things of nature.
I choose to photograph things I appreciate. You can choose to share these photographs and thoughts with those you love.