South Holston Lake (1950)

hidden valley lake...near the crest of Brumley Mtn in Washington Co, VA.

Blue Hole Falls...near Elizabethton, TN

...autumn olive at winged deer park...

wildflower at winged deer park...

this is an edit of one of my Cross Mtn pictures...I played with the color balance a little...the blue of the sky and the green of the grass...


Hayfields on Cross Mtn
Looking NE from the bridge over Cheoah Lake (Cheoah is from the Cherokee word for 'otter'). This lake is just below Fontana Dam.

I found a blog while looking for info on the bridge and lake. There are some really cool shots, including some from the bridge (awarded 'most beautiful bridge' by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in 1945) although you can only see the top of it. click here.


jack o'lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus olearius)

We spotted this clump of mushrooms on the side of the Long Hungry Ridge Trail at the base of an overturned, dead tree. We were on our way back down from Grayson Bald and the caps had a nice sheen from the recent rain.

Called "jack o'lanterns", they glow in the dark. Similar in appearance to Chanterelles, they are sometimes mistaken as edible mushrooms, but are in fact very poisonous, an "enemy to intestines everywhere."

Just a few more azaleas...

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