These photographs were taken March 8, 2008 at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains National Park. I used the first photograph for January on the calendar I made for my mother this year.
The 2nd photograph is actually my favorite of the day.
There were several deer and I was quite close to them. The deer in Cades Cove are very tame. Think they would have stayed around for more great photos but off in the distance first a car door, then a dog barked. All the deer took off through the woods and that was the end of the photos for me. I am a firm believer dogs should not be allowed in the park, and this was just an example of why.
There probably is snow in Cades Cove this morning, but it is too cold for me. I am not going, plus my Blazer is in Rockwood, would not go up there with the possibility of snow without my 4X4. Getting it back this weekend. Might go next week, if it would just warm up just a little.