Our World: Little Pigeon River

Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.  January 23, 2013.

Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. January 23, 2013.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Last week Betsy and I traveled to Gatlinburg to spend a couple of days in the Smokies.  Although our trip was cut short by an impending ice storm, we still were able to enjoy the beauty of ‘our’ Smoky Mountains without the distraction of lots of traffic or tourists.

Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.  January 23, 2013.

Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. January 23, 2013.

Winter is a marvelous time to visit the park because the rivers are relatively high, and the rocky stream beds provide wonderful photographic opportunities.

Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.  January 23, 2013.

Little Pigeon River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. January 23, 2013.

On our second morning in the Smokies we drove up Greenbrier Road along the Little Pigeon River.  Although we stopped several times for pictures, these photos were taken at the bridge where the road to Ramsey Cascade meets Greenbrier Road.

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26 Responses to “Our World: Little Pigeon River”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Still a good bit of green around that water. Great shots, George.

  2. diane Says:

    Great silky water shots. Off season is a good time to visit popular places. bad luck about the ice storm. W’ve just had a bad storm for 3 days.

  3. Neal Says:

    As usual you have some gorgeous shots. Those are so peaceful…I can just imagine sitting there and listening to the water.

  4. rhiebert Says:

    Somehow you always manage to beautiful pictures,no matter where you are or what the weather is like.

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    i love the way the creek splits around the trees, the water looks wet and beautiful.

  6. Judy Says:

    George, I love all the rocks in those images!! Not a river for wading in…

  7. Leovi Says:

    Yes, interesting, I like this bonitp mountain river, precious pictures.

  8. sylviakirk Says:

    Such terrific captures of a beautiful area, George!! I would love to see it in the winter with all that rushing water! Looks like a great trip as always!! Enjoy your week!!

  9. Linda G. Says:

    I saw some streams yesterday. They were snow and ice covered 🙂 Pretty pictures.

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Beautiful, and i love what the shadows are doing, too. I think you used your special lens for this one? The one that makes the water look like silk.

  11. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots from thew nature.

  12. Rose Says:

    I always wish I had a big load of the rocks from those creeks…they are beautiful there, but would look good in my yard, too.

  13. Linda Says:

    Very pretty, George. Greenbrier is one of our favorite areas of the park. It’s enough off the beaten path that we can usually find solitude somewhere in the area.

  14. ladyfi Says:

    You make the water look like silk! Gorgeous.

  15. Larry Says:

    Great shots of a gorgeous area George

  16. maple lane Says:

    My dad’s name was John Ramsey Williams. Ramsey was his mother’s maiden name!
    You have really captured the movement of the water and the beauty and serenity of this area.
    Taking some time away from my blog to sit with family friend, Mary.

  17. Carletta Says:

    Your slow water shots keep getting better and better George.
    These are lovely! You were in an area I love to visit!

  18. I hagen ved skauen Says:

    Magic pictures of the river!

  19. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautifull shots, George. I love the way the water shimmers. MB

  20. McGuffyAnn Says:

    This is beautiful. My ancestors are from there. Last week my otr trucker husband drove through that storm. I hope to visit TN again soon.

  21. Boom & Gary Says:

    Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  22. genie Says:

    What a treat to read your post. My husband and another landscape architect designed and laid out Smokemont camp ground MANY years ago…and I used to go to Arrowmont to study different crafts in the summers. I have never been to Gatlinburg in the winter. It must have been heavenly for you all. Your pictures are so pretty. You are making me homesick for the Smokeys. I lived in Asheville for 18 years. genie

  23. Emille/Jesh StG Says:

    This river may be called little, but it’s gorgous! Like how even in the moving water, one can see the rays of the sun coming through:)

  24. Linda Says:

    I love your header, George! Very well done!


  25. Amanda Watkins Says:

    Beautiful moving water photos! I have a deep appreciation for our National Parks.. have not yet been to Smokey Mountains Nat’l Park. Thanks for the preview!

  26. Sartenada Says:

    Wonderful photos George. I admire always how great You shoot photos from water in move.

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