During the week of Thanksgiving 2013 we had a little dusting/minor accumulation of snow here in the valley. However, I knew (thanks to social medium etc...) that there was a good amount of snow coming down in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Sooo with the upcoming holiday and off from work that Wednesday morning I checked to see if the roads were open and then headed over to Cades Cove to get some winter shots. Sherissa had mentioned a few times in the past about wanting to go when there was snow on the ground/falling. Sooo after a phone call or two, myself, Brent and Sherissa all headed over there to see if we could get any good shots. Here is the gallery of what I was able to capture. I love the mountains as it is so peaceful and beautiful (seems even more so with the winter scene all around). There were few critters stirring during the day. Then we DID stumble upon one of the better bucks I have witnessed in some time. Here's a link to the gallery of shots Sherissa got with quite a few excellent shots of that said buck. They were moving/running/chasing each other quick and on a mission as the rut was going on (that's the time romance is in the air/mating season for those folks who are not familiar with the jargon). It was a great time but was cold... and time to leave came sooner than I wanted it to. So here's to next time and if you can I'd for sure recommend visiting during the winter.