Madison Indiana Photography

Wildflowers of the Great Smoky Mountains


Here are a few more images from a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This time I thought I might share a few shots from the Cucumber Gap Trail “love the name” a trail which begins just above the Elkmont campground and makes a wonderful 5 mile loop that travels up thru a lovely hardwood forest and then loops back along a rushing boulder strewn river.

The trail is covered in beautiful wildflowers and here are an example of three that I really liked, Painted Trillium,Foam Flower and Beaked Violet. These are just a few of the indelible number of wildflowers that grow in the Smoky Mountains.  I just wish I had the time to share all of them, I hope you enjoy these and if you ever get to the park in the spring definitely make Cucumber Gap Trail a must for any hike you take !!

 

 

Painted Trillium

 

 

painted trillium great smoky mountain national park 1 2014

 

Foam Flower

 

foam flower 1 2014

 

 

Beaked Violet

 

beaked violet 1 2014

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July 9, 2014 - Posted by | Great Smoky Mountain National Park, life, nature, nature photography, photography, thoughts, Vacation, West Street Art Center, wildflowers | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

10 Comments »

  1. Lovely

    Comment by Eden | July 9, 2014 | Reply

  2. More lovely flowers. Nice work, Bernie.

    Comment by Steve Gingold | July 9, 2014 | Reply

  3. Really beautiful, as always, Bernie!

    Comment by Howard Grill | July 10, 2014 | Reply

  4. Thanks Howard !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | July 10, 2014 | Reply

  5. Great shots! I can see directly – fragile and beauty! 🙂 Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala | July 12, 2014 | Reply

  6. Lovely work. You did a good job with the backgrounds, which are challenging in this type of situation. Just the right amount of focus.

    Comment by Anita Bower | July 12, 2014 | Reply


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