Hi Friends! Long time no chat! Last week was crazy at work and time just got away from me. I’m on vacation this week, so I’ve been doing All.The.Things. It started with a couple night trip to the Smokies with my sister and brother-in-law. We headed down early Saturday morning and stayed until Monday. It included a little shopping (for them) and a day with nature and my camera (for me). I love that I don’t get cell service in the national park, because it really is nice to fully disconnect, even if only for several hours. No constant desire to check social media or e-mails. Just time spent with nature and one another!
They had never been, so I wanted to give them a taste of the park, while still letting them do things they want to do, which ended up being a little more town stuff, which was perfectly fine! I ended up buying a few things, and finished up the last of my Christmas shopping!
Photography wise, it was a pretty good day! The highlight was seeing a Great Blue Heron! I had never been able to capture one with my camera, and this one was close! We also saw several deer, though no bucks this trip. I had hoped to go to the highest elevations of the park, but the higher elevations got snow on Friday night, so the roads were closed. But there were a lot of pretty pictures to be had with snow-capped mountains! Here are a few of my favorite shots from last weekend.