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seison628

What a thrilling surprise it was to be looking for a buck and suddenly discover we were standing in a patch of #frostflowers! These "flowers" are actually delicate layers of ice that form when water from the stem of the plant seeps out and instantly freezes. As the water continues to seep out and freeze, swirls & ribbons form into beautiful ice blossoms! Look for these before the ground is frozen in late fall / early winter. #iceflower #gsmnp #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountains #tennessee #heysmokies #friendsofthesmokies #peacefulsideofthesmokies #naturephotography #winterphotography #natureswonder #naturelover #canon

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mahlontodd

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dannynash52

I apologize for this second post of the same scene from last Thursday but I may never see anything like this again and I had a couple of images with different perspectives. This one is with a tighter crop. Have a great week! 😊 #cadescovebears #smokymountainbears #blackbears #bears #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animalelite #extreme_wildlife #wildlifephotography #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #smokiesfrieinds #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends @greatsmokynps

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dpalmer4

Can’t believe Christmas is around the corner!🎄🎅🏻 #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley

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b_shvk

autumn in Smoky

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dannynash52

“O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood. Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you!” (Psalms‬ ‭71:5-6‬) “O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do. Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.” (Psalms‬ ‭71:17-18‬) Yesterday morning I was reading Psalm 71 and this passage of scripture prompted me to reflect on the path I’ve taken from early on in my life. The truth is I haven’t trusted Him since childhood and it wasn’t pretty for a long time. This morning as Christmas rapidly approaches there are two things I want to share. The first thing is though I didn’t stay with the Lord He stayed with me and cared for me, even though I didn’t acknowledge Him (vs 6). Secondly, He rescued me so “now that I’m old and gray” (😊) I must continue to speak of his wonderful love (vs 18)! Jesus’ birth, life, death, burial and resurrection was meant to give life, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John‬ ‭10:10‬b). That means that I can have life in Him now (Jn 15:4-5) and forever more (Jn 3:16)! This is the most wonderful gift we’ve ever been given and the most wonderful gift we could ever receive! Wishing everyone a very blessed day! 😊 #bible #scripture #Christmas #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #outdooradventurephotos #landscapes #capturelandscapes #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #smokiesfrieinds #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #bestnatureshots #alive_photo @alive_photo #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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dani_morell

Bon diumenge!

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seison628

This fella chased the girls into the woods....then came back out alone. They were having a No Boys Allowed day! #buck #deer #deerofinstagram #gsmnp #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokynps #cadescovewildlife #cadescove #heysmokies #tennessee #peacefulsideofthesmokies #canon

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briancuree

FULL VIDEO ON MY IGTV 📺 Join us climbing the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg Tennessee! . We hope you enjoy the ride. You never know what we might run into!!! 😱😬🦌🐾🐻❤️ . . #greatsmokynps #gatlinburgtn #gatlinburgtennessee #igtvchannel #igtv #igtvvideos #familyvloggers #familyvlog #familyadventure #familyexperiences #familyvideos #snowmountain #driveupthemountain

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theappylodge

The Rainbow Falls Trail in the @greatsmokynps is just 15 minutes from our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! And, the recent renovations by the Trails Forever crew and @smokiesfriends are absolutely stunning! Stay with us, grab breakfast at 7a.m and be on the trail by 8a.m! 🥾🎒

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kristi_parsons

Reason #497 to care for and protect our Smokies as well as our planet as a whole: The red-cheeked Salamander, also known as a Jordan’s Salamander. Thanks to this cutie being found only within the @greatsmokynps and protected by the creation of the #nationalpark he does have a better chance than some at long term survival... However climate change and forest damage from the balsam woolly adelgid could easily wipe out the Jordan’s over time - especially with its range of habitat being less than 2,000 square miles. If you spot a Jordan’s while on the trail... Just say hello, snap a pic and let him be. Love them, but leave them wild. ❤️

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dpalmer4

Well, Frosty had a good run....until our next snowstorm #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley

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dannynash52

With the rut going strong speculation would have it that this buck was severely injured in a fight and either died or was about to die and this bear finished him off. I suspect the deer was already dead and this bear not yet in his den sniffed him out. After watching him feed for a while I left and then returned to find he had covered what remained by digging up the ground around it and then laid down beside the carcass and went to sleep, with one eye open. The last time I checked he was still there. A coyote was keeping his eye on the situation hoping the bear would meander off but that wasn’t going to happen as long as there was meat still on those bones. Whatever the cause of death the venison will go along way in packing on even more weight for him for the winter. Less than two weeks to Christmas! I’m thinking a lot about the meaning. Have a great Friday and weekend! 😊 #cadescovebears #smokymountainbears #blackbears #bears #deer #whitetails #whitetailbucks #cadescovebucks #cadescovedeer #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animalelite #extreme_wildlife #wildlifephotography #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #smokiesfrieinds #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #alive_photo @alive_photo #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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mahlontodd

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briancuree

When was the last time you saw something you wanted to accomplish and went for it? We were driving around our cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains when we caught a glimpse of this beautiful, snow-capped mountain. 😍 Shawna nor Ash were surprised when I said, ”let’s go to the top!” they both agreed. We hope you enjoy the ride. You never know what you might run into!!! 😱😬🦌🐾🐻❤️ #greatsmokynps #gatlinburgtn #gatlinburgtennessee @greatsmokynps @visitgatlinburg @gatlinburgtnguide @gatlinburgmap @gatlinburgeventcenter

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dani_morell

L'arbre del camí.

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dpalmer4

By request, I have an update on Frosty. He had a rough night and is not quite himself, but hanging in there! #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #hangintherefrosty

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michiganartist

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dylemonts

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dani_morell

El cérvol fugisser.

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mahlontodd

Mountain Monday, pretty similar to one a coupla weeks ago, but now with a 🌲 thrown in 😏 #mountains, #mountainviews, #summit, #sunrays, #gsmnp, #mtleconte, #greatsmokymountains, #theonlytennisee, #trail, #hiking, #nature, #greatsmokynps, #nofilter

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jevin_hoeper

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dani_morell

Casa de conte.

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dpalmer4

Fingers crossed everyone that Frosty hangs in there!❄️😂😂 #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina#maggievalley

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dpalmer4

Having fun in the winter wonderland❄️🎄 #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley

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rngirlfl

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that_baldwin_bunch

"Take the journey to enjoy the view" - Jeffrey Benjamin : Don’t mind me, just over here reminiscing. Sometimes the view getting to your destination is just as beautiful as the destination itself. This was on our drive to Clingman’s Dome. We were actually driving through the clouds. : #trekkingwithkiddos #familytrip #hikingwithkids #hiking #familyadventures #rvlife #rvliving #greatsmokymountains #rvlifestyle #homeiswhereyouparkit #homeonwheels #havekidswilltravel #hikingadventures #thatbaldwinbunch #greatsmokynps #fulltimerv

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dpalmer4

Priority one...make some coffee! Bless our Coleman stove- 25 plus years old and it still works!!! #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley #colemanstove

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dpalmer4

Frosty before we went to bed and after!😂😂❄️ #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina#maggievalley

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dannynash52

“In Psalm 94:9, it says, “He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?” The psalmist assumes that God was the designer of the eye and that he designed the way the ear is planted in the head to do its hearing work. So, when we marvel at the wonders of the human eye and the remarkable structure of the ear, we are not to marvel at the processes of chance, but at the mind and the creativity and the power of God. Similarly in Psalm 95:5, “The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” The involvement of God in making land and sea is such that the present sea is his. It is not as though in some impersonal way he set it all in motion a billion years ago. Rather, he is the one who owns it because he made it. It is today his handiwork and bears the marks of his Creator claim on it, like a piece of artwork belongs to the one who painted it until he sells it or gives it away. I point out these things not to solve all the problems surrounding the issues of origins, but to call you to be utterly God-conscious and God-exalting and God-saturated in all your observation and admiration of the wonders of the world.” ~ John Piper. I pray you have a joy filled day! 😊 #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #smokiesfrieinds #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #bestnatureshots #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #outdooradventurephotos #landscapes #capturelandscapes #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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_tony__barber_

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dpalmer4

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! #Visitnc#Blueridgenps#Visitncsmokies#Greatsmokynps#thenc100#ncstateparks#northcarolinaoutdoors#haynow#naturalnorthcarolina #maggievalley

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heysmokies

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theodore0093

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seison628

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timothyk68

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seison628

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ryanmaum

life’s too short and the world’s too big to not go exploring 🚀 . A recent study by the EPA found that on average, Americans spend about 90% of their lives indoors. That blows my mind 🤯. Here we are with this gift of life and this incredibly beautiful planet, yet only 10% of our lives are spent in nature. 🌲🌿💧 . I hope you’ll join with me in being better than the average. The health benefits alone from spending time outside are too good for us to stay inside!!! Despite the cold this winter, I’ll be out there exploring God’s Creation 🌎, visiting frozen waterfalls, and hopefully hiking in the snow ❄️. Shoot me a message if you want to link up for an adventure or reach out to us for a tour @experiencechattanooga . Let’s bundle up and go make the most of our time here 🏕✨

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dannynash52

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travel_life_24.7

Was so cool to watch these Wild Turkey just grazing around. I tried not to think about how it was only a few weeks ago I was eating turkey. I thanked them for being so yummy. 🤣😂 #cadescove #historiccadescove #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokynps #adventureisoutthere #traveltheusa #explore #greatsmokymountains #nationalparks #nationalparksusa #travel #lifeoutside @travel_life_24.7 #wildturkey #wanderlust #tennesse #national_parks_traveler #national_parks_photography

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ryanmaum

don’t talk to strangers... . That’s what we were always told. Well this stranger here reached out to us on @instagram in August about going for a hike in Seattle together, and we said yes. We met up with a stranger in the middle of the night to hike up a mountain in the dark for sunrise. 3 months later, @everydayavacation (Patrick & Sara) have become our good friends. We went for another hike together in the Smokies last week! Their love and appreciation for the natural world is inspiring, and the moments they capture are incredible. We’re so happy to call them friends, and thankful that we decided to break the rule and talk to strangers. 👫👫 . Of course we all have to be careful and use our best judgment, but I think we also need to be open-minded about this subject. You don’t want to miss out on the possibility of a stranger making a huge positive impact in your life. Say hello to someone new today...you never know, you just might make their day 👋🏻

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agrichenko

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frugalnavywife

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hillsandhollers_photography

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superpixbyneddie

Great Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg Tennessee

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dannynash52

I came over the rise and saw this doe in the middle of the road from a long distance with frost everywhere so I immediately stopped the car jumped out and shot. I’ll be the first to admit that technically it’s not a great photograph but it was a nice moment. So go have a wonderful Tuesday! 😊 #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animalelite #extreme_wildlife #wildlifephotography #exclusive_wildlife #deer #whitetails #cadescovedeer #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #smokiesfrieinds #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #alive_photo @alive_photo #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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pasturacci

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pasturacci

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nickiwema

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frozenzen

“Where evening fades, You call forth songs of joy.” Psalm 65:8: Just west of Newfoundland Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park ********************************************** There is just something about a sunset. As you watch the sun sink below the horizon, the colors of the sky begin to bathe your face and the air vibrates with a cry for silence and worshipful respect. Even in our hurried chaotic lifestyle it is not unusual to see people on their commute home stop their cars to photograph a beautiful sunset. And, quite often, they pause just a second in a posture of awe and reverence, hopefully with hearts shouting songs of joy. So what are our favorite sunset locations? Here are just a few: Schwabacher Landing at GTNP, Moraine Park at RMNP, Newfoundland Gap at Great Smoky Mountain NP, Oxbow Bend at GTNP, Wild Goose Island in Glacier NP, the Merced River in Yosemite, and Hermit Road on the South Rim of Grand Canyon NP. Where are your favorite sunset spots??? ********************************************* #frozenzen #frozenzenphotography #FriendsoftheSmokies #GreatSmokyNPS #findyourpark #westerntennessee #stayandwander #visualsoflife #roamtheplanet #nationalparkobsessed #nationalpargeek #nationalparkfan #yourtake #photooftheday #mthrworld #projectexplore #roamtocreate #awakethesoul #explorecreateinspire #splendidearth #exploretheglobe #ourplanetdaily #travelphotography #theglobalwanderer #ourlonelyplanet #VisitTN #sonyalpha #sunsets

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wicklowwear

Monday’s in the Mountains ⛰ #WicklowWear #befreeandexplore Featured: Wicklow Mountain Oatmeal Tee 👉 www.wicklowwear.com

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dannynash52

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nationalparkfans

Congrats to @frozenzen make sure to tag us and use #np10k for a chance to be featured on your national park posts 🌎🐻🍁🌲 Also, tag people in the comments who you think deserves a feature 😁 Selected by: @johnny.visuals 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 Repost from @frozenzen - Falling into Grace: Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee ********************************************** This lovely Smoky Mountain stream never disappoints and viewing it is easily accessible to all as it meanders through and around the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. While beautiful in any season, fall is always our favorite. Every golden leaf and moss covered rock begs to be photographed! ********************************************* #frozenzen #frozenzenphotography #FriendsoftheSmokies #GreatSmokyNPS #findyourpark #westerntennessee #stayandwander #visualsoflife #roamtheplanet #nationalparkobsessed #nationalpargeek #nationalparkfan #yourtake #photooftheday #mthrworld #projectexplore #roamtocreate #awakethesoul #explorecreateinspire #splendidearth #exploretheglobe #ourplanetdaily #travelphotography #theglobalwanderer #ourlonelyplanet #VisitTN #sonyalpha #waterfalls

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frugalnavywife

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ashleyshieldsphoto

This is my favorite picture from my trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is sunrise at Newfound Gap. . . . . . . #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokeymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparksusa #nps #greatsmokynps #newfoundgap

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ashleyshieldsphoto

Practicing shooting water along Laurel Creek. I'm definitely going to need to practice long exposure more. Any tips? . . . . . #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokeymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparksusa #nps #greatsmokynps

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dannynash52

“The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!” Psalm‬ ‭29:9‬ “This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.” Matthew‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ Do you know anyone in the midst of a wilderness experience right now? Someone who needs a friend to go with them through it but won’t call out for help? You think how stressful and time consuming it could be but there may not be anyone else to do it. And they might not pull through without you. Most of us have known someone that was in that wilderness but we didn’t know how serious it was until it was too late. We’ve all likely been gripped by this sadness at some time in our lives because that person chose what seemed to them the only way out. There’s nothing more tragic or devastating! Maybe this Christmas season this is the way you can give, to help a person you know that desperately needs someone to come and be with them in this hard spot of their life. This could be the most precious Christmas gift you’ve ever given. It could be the most precious Christmas gift you’ve ever received. Today my dear friends I hope we are able to recognize how wonderfully blessed we are! 😊 #cadescove #cadescovephotography #gsmnp #smokymountainphotography #smokiesfrieinds #greatsmokynps #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparks #nature_brilliance #naturephotogrqphy #allnatureshots #bestnatureshots #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #explore #outdoorlife #outdooradventurephotos #landscapes #capturelandscapes #alive_photo @alive_photo #instagramtennessee @instagramtennessee #865life @865life #smokiesfriends @smokiesfriends

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dani_morell

The Lawson Historical Farm.

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ryanmaum

Snow day in the Smokies ❄️🎄 . Happy December 1st everybody! 🎊☃️🌬 We were so blessed and surprised to spend one of the last days in November walking through a white wonderland right here in Tennessee! All three of us love the snow, so we were smiling from ear to ear and running around the snow-filled forest like kids in a candy shop. The snow was an unexpected gift we were so happy to share together! 🥳🎁

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agrichenko

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b_shvk

straight outta fairytale

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madsquatchphotography

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heysmokies

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heysmokies

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yourfriendsandneighbors

Green space is such a treasure. Which National Park would you think is the most visited in the US? You might be surprised to learn that it’s the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #nationalpark #nationalparks #nps #greatsmokynps

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madsquatchphotography

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jane.bug

Hiking always makes me happy. Nature is the best remedy #greatsmokymountains #mothernaturerules #greatsmokynps

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