Cades Cove

55 thoughts on “Cades Cove”

    1. You said it, the road did have a peculiar specular quality about it. I don’t believe I have seen a road look this appealing before. Thank you for the lovely words as always! πŸ™‚

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  1. Even before I saw the pictures, your beautiful writing took me through the amazing woods! Lovely photos too!
    You travel not only to famous places but also to the unknown lands that holds a lot of history and beauty!
    Keep inspiring people like me to pack the bags and explore the unknown!

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    1. Hiya, thank you for the kind words. Believe me, it is my pleasure to bring places to your doorstep. There is no greater joy than experiencing places new to one. πŸ™‚ x

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  2. Gorgeous photos Dippy, I’m really enjoying your off- piste trips. Not sure I’d have been too happy to meet a hungry black bear!

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    1. Merci Sheree! It is exhilarating to see it in person after reading about it in Bryson’s books.
      I think my husband’s fascination for the black boys of the woods has rubbed off on me alright. To think that they are looking for people to adopt abandoned cubs in the Smoky Mountains — because they have a certain parasite that makes it not viable to exist in the wilds. If only we had a house with sprawling grounds. And no travel plans. Adi rightfully pointed out, ‘Who would babysit a bear?’

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    1. Cheers Pooja! It is a wonderful place – it has my heart. We were there at the end of summer, early September. It is amazing that the world is so full of beauty, yet you can never have enough of it. xx

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  3. Wonderful capture of the scenic greenery Dippy. It’s now on my list to explore as well .I first learned of the Cherokee though my kids when helping with their project in elementary school. Great to read this post , it sure was a different life in those days!

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    1. Thanks Nisha, for all our romanticising the old, it was a harsh existence. The Cherokee presence is strong around the mountains. Some remained even though they were evicted from their own land. I will write about it more in the next post. You must be learning a lot while helping your children out, like a second education of sorts. xx

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  4. They really faced some harsh times and I will look forward to reading your next post.Yes sure enough Dippy second education indeed, had to refer books from the library to get an understanding of the History. Now I don’t have to help as much as they are in middle school and on their own !

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    1. It must have been nice to drop by the library and get into the groove of things. A student all over again. It’s easier to grasp education now that we are all open to learning new things as opposed to when we were young and callow things. πŸ™‚

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    1. No worries, Sophie. I shall hop over to yours too. Been not too regular with updating myself with my feed.
      Thank you for indulging me. πŸ™‚ Such tranquility is blessed. xx

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    1. Thanks hun. They were straight out of the film sets and totally nonchalant to the gawpers hanging about. πŸ™‚ xx

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  5. This looks like a magical place, I just love nature, so driving out to the countryside every once in a while is so important to me! I feel like it helps me clear my head and recharge. I loved your writing in this post and the fact that you included all of the pictures at the end of your recount of the trip, it gave the pictures a lot more context! Oh and by the way, your photos are gorgeous! x

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    1. I hear you, hun. It is the most rejuvenating thing to connect with nature. Thank you for the kind words and indulging me. The photos are a mere reflection of all I saw. πŸ™‚ Have a gorgeous weekend. xx

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    1. And you would have a bear for company. For they too love their berries. Win-win scene. πŸ˜‰ xx

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      1. It is a very hard movie. Directed by George Boorman. Some scenes are quite crude. A typical movie of the 70’s when directors started to break codes. But a good movie it is.

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      2. I shall add it to my weekend watches. We devour crime thrillers, so let’s see how exacting it is upon our sensibilities.

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      3. It may have aged as many movies do. πŸ™‚
        Now from Blyton to crime thrillers, more common ground, ma’amji!
        Do you have any series to recommend? We are running out of “crime” series… Seriously running out. Look forward to your recs.

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      4. I have so many! The Bridge (the Swedish version), The Killing, La Mante, The Tunnel, Wallander (you must have watched it), Happy Valley, Broadchurch, The Fall, Marcella…these are just some. Have you watched these by any chance?

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      5. None, except maybe the Fall (Is that with the X-files actress, whatshername?)
        We liked Person of interest. (Gone.) NCIS (a bit ripe by now). The Blacklist. Are the above on Netflix?

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      6. It has Gillian Anderson, you are right. The above shows should be on Netflix though I am not sure because we might have watched some on BBC. I will look up Person of Interest and The Blacklist. Cheers.

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    1. It was a different world order, isn’t it? I could not help being awed by the industriousness of the old settlers, children included πŸ™‚

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