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Old Mar 8, 2010, 7:04 AM   #1
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Plenty of bright sunny weather recently, and a bit of spare time to try out my new (very used) DA 16-45. Went down to the bend (McPheeter's Bend) area of the Holston River to enjoy the clear view.
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 7:06 AM   #2
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Spring signs were everywhere! Elderberry is leafing out, Hazelnuts are blooming, and the Mourning Doves are already pairing up & checking out nest-sites.
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I don't usually photograph waterfalls in the sunshine, but just had to go check out nearby Laurel Run Falls (just up the river from the bend). Had never noticed the rainbow in the falls before - another blessing of this sunshine!
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All the small creeks were full, and full of golden reflections!
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It's just a short ways on up the bend of the river to Bays Mountain.
The little lake was full of winter snowmelt and early spring skies!
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Despite many fallen trees, and thanks to many hard-working trail volunteers, the trails are all in great shape for spring hikers.
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And of course, the views from up on the lookout tower were wonderfully sunny!
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Back home in time to see that the birds are still gorging themselves at the feeder - they must think that winter is not yet over!
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Hope you enjoyed my "sunny ramblings," and glad for any comments/critique!
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 11:33 AM   #10
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Mole, you're bird pictures are out of this world... the one on the lower right, absolutely lovely focus, background is spot on for observing this bird. One to the left, just as good... they are all good.. Sorry, but what lense you using? And about how far away were you. You really have a talent for these pictures. Do you catalogue these pictures any? Really well done. Thanks for sharing them. Ned
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