Wordless Wednesday

#WW Autumn colors and a surprise

Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! Thank you for making me a part of your day. I have more autumn colors and a special surprise for you!

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The morning light was low and I intentionally underexposed this shot to bring out the colors along the river. This is Little Pigeon River in the Smoky’s taken at Chimney’s Picnic area.
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We just pulled back on the road from the Chimney’s Picnic area when we found traffic stopped. That can only mean one thing…wildlife. But, where is it? I figured there was deer on the edge of the road (Opposite where my lens is pointing), but then I noticed the passenger in the car in front of us pointing up on the bank. I started scouting the trees with my eagle eye that’s when I located the all the fuss. Do you see what I see? There are two young bear cubs near the bottom of the tree. One is still climbing down.

 

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In case you’re still having difficulty seeing the cubs let the arrows show you the way. 🙂 I had to brighten the exposure since I was shooting in the shadows. I rather get the picture than to miss it altogether, so I aimed and snapped.
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Crossing the top of the Smoky’s on 441 and heading toward Cherokee, North Carolina the park has a short footbridge built-in the side of the mountain and it’s an excellent photo-op spot. Come back later in the week to see my Skywatch Friday contribution taken on this day.



I will be taking all of next week off for Thanksgiving. I’ll be back on the December 2nd for another edition of Wordless Wednesday and I hope you can join the fun.  Have a fototastic day!

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This is what I call an extreme close up.

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.

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