CRAGGY GARDENS PINNACLE TRAIL ~ GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINSAn aging birch rooted firmly as fog blankets the summit.
CRAGGY GARDENS TRAIL ~ GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINSA seldom traveled trail hints of fog along the Craggy Garden Trail.
HUNTINGTON PARK ~ CAROLINA COASTPastels highlight the tranquil Carolina coast w/a thirty second predawn exposure.
LOOKING GLASS FALLS ~ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAYThe sun reflects off the falls as the waters flow.
CATAWBA FALLS ~ BLACK MOUNTAIN VALLEYCascading waters begin their journey into plush green foothills.
MT. MITCHELL ~ GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINSA majestic sunset highlights distant purple mountain ranges captured from the summit of the tallest mountain on the east coast.
COROLLA ISLAND ~ NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKSLight permeates overcast skies beyond the dunes of Corolla.
COROLLA ISLAND ~ NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKSThe radiant orange sun descending beyond the dunes.
COQUINA ROCKS ~ FORT FISHER ~ KURE BEACHGolden green moss accents large boulders as the waters ebb.
NAGS HEAD PIER ~ NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKSThe first rays of light color the sky as dawn approaches.
ROUGH RIDGE OVERLOOK ~ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAYThe colors of autumn descend into the valleys of Grandfather Mountain.
LITTLE SWITZERLAND ~ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAYLight piercing thick undergrowth accents the colors of autumn along a dirt road.
NORTH OF HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE ~ NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKSAn approaching storm illuminates the horizon along the shores of Hatteras.
- Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure / the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
THOM-A-LEX ~ PANORAMAPanorama ... Thomalex
MORTON BLUFF ~ GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINSA light dusting of snow adds contrast to the foreground as early morning sunlight begins to illuminate distant mountain ranges along the horizon.