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Early Appalachian life must have been filled with golden mornings. Wonder how often they would pause from their chores, and just drink in the glorious light filtering through the fog. Stopped and gave thanks to God for his blessings and felt at awe with his creation. Wonder how often they knew they had found their pot of gold. Not in a monetary sense, but in the riches of life. They struggled from day to day but how often did they rejoice at what they were blessed with. The coolness of the mist upon their face. The warmth of the sun as it forged its way through the fog. The sounds of nature as she too is awakening to greet the morn. Wonder how rich they may have felt seeing the warm glow softly lighting the fruits of their labor. You too can feel this. You too can feel awakened and renewed with the dawn, if only willing to experience it. Visit and help preserve that which we are blessed with.……Image taken at the Mountain Farm Museum, GSMNP


  • SandeElkins
    SandeElkinsabout 6 years ago

    Wow! This is extraordinarily beautiful!….and I agree totally with your sentiments. Cities are nice to visit….for a short while….but give me the country life and mornings like this to traffic jams and exhaust fumes anytime. Glorious morning and just amazing, amazing capture!!!

  • Boretti
    Borettiabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful morning capture. something about the fog in morning shots always intrigues me! great work!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 6 years ago

    This is a really tremendous scene, I like the golden sunshine and I can hear the Appalachian music in the background. I love the caption you’ve attached too, I think you’ve really found the glorious gold. Wonderful capture. Don.

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 6 years ago

    This is stunning Gary. Glorious filtered sunlight. Sheer magic!

  • Farmncamera
    Farmncameraabout 6 years ago

    As YOU know….I am such a lover of this place!! It is magic….and one of God’s best creations..on this earth. Wish all could see it!. And so, we look through your eyes… once more. :) xx

  • cdwork
    cdworkabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot

  • jadeast
    jadeastabout 6 years ago

    Excellent series Gary, I agree that morning is the best time of day to be enjoying nature!

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 6 years ago

    Heavenly capture of light Gary! Such a nice atmosphere you presented!!!!

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful captue Gary!!!

  • flamingalfa
    flamingalfaabout 6 years ago

    A beautiful shot Gary, love the soft green tones. I have only ever seen fences like this in America, they must be unique to the USA…

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