Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.

I think it’s a good thing to do each week. Focus on the positive things in our lives.

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Smoky Mountains National Park

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Come mid-October, fiery leaves transform the horizon along Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. The green pigment disappears as golden tones take over the scarlet oaks, sweetgums, and hickories. With more than 100 species of trees in the area, the Smokies show off every shade of the autumnal rainbow. Venture to Clingmans Dome Road or the Foothills Parkway to see the vibrant leaves in all their glory. Beautiful Tennessee.

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61 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    I’ve seen the Smoky Mountains in films and mentioned in books (I pretty much only read or watch American things!) so it’s one of those places on my never-going-to-happen bucket list. It looks beautiful. Have you been many times, Sandee? I’ve no idea how far from you it is.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! xx

      • darlamsands says:

        Well, you answered my question. πŸ™‚ It’s a fun place to visit. I just recalled a long ago trip thanks to a podcast on haunted houses.

        My Phillipino friend going through relationship troubles requested a girls only overnight outing. She paid for our lodging while I drove and covered gasoline expenses. Once there, she passed on Gatlinburg’s cool haunted attraction. I went through alone, met some fun couples along the creepy way, and had a good time.

        Blessings, my dear!

  2. Xena and Lucy says:

    I wonder if the Smokeys have turned colors this year. We’re less than a 2 hour drive from the SC smokeys, and are surrounded by other mountains, and nothing is turning, or just a dull yellow. It’s been a strange year in more ways than one.

  3. Eastside Cats says:

    I recently attended a seminar, where the reason for the color of the leaves was explained in great detail.
    It really rather complicated, but the result is stunning!
    We leave the fallen leaves in our yard, to help native insects overwinter, as well as leave the stalks of now dead plants; it’s amazing how many hollow stems are used by critters!
    The front yard, which is rather small, has all of the leaves placed in the garden beds.

  4. Sandra Hangey says:

    Today we are thankful that we have had to rains since we got up this morning and more is on the way we needed it so badly. I am also thankful for the beauty of the Smokies and they are beautiful no matter what the season is

  5. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Sandee, The photographer captured the Smoky’s with some excellent colors. I’m not sure what will be in store for us as we venture to the mountains while on staycation but it doesn’t matter to us how the Smoky’s look. It’s beautiful year round and the best part is we’re just a short drive away which is something I’m very thankful for! πŸ™‚

  6. barkleymom says:

    What beautiful Fall colors. Things in Chicago are still very green, I don’t think we’re going to have much in the way of color this year due to the weather so I really enjoyed these. The Johnson Family (Abby and Lorelei Lab)

  7. Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb says:

    I have always wanted to go east and see the hardwood colors. I was in the Okanagan Valley yesterday and this is the first time I’ve seen all the different fruit trees and the grapes colored at the same time. Most falls, they change at different times and with the windstorms and rains I’ve never seen that pallet of colors. It is the smae in the mountains too! The birch, aspens, poplar and larch are all colored too! It was spectacular. The main highway from west to east north of us is closed for new construction and the secondary (which I live on) is full of semis and crazy high speed drivers this fall. I just wish there was a little less traffic so I could stop and take photos. Thanks for the Smoky Mountain photos! I LOVE them. Thank you!

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