Tag: trees

  1. Image for the Asking: Between the Campbells

    Image for the Asking: Between the Campbells Story and image by Don McGowan One of the great joys of living in the Southern Appalachians and in close proximity to the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is the opportunity for close observation as the starkness of winter with its leafless deciduous hardwoods, slowly at first and then in a full-out run, brings to these old hills another Read more...
  2. The Smokies in Your Backyard: Sourwood and Redbud

    The Smokies in Your Backyard: Sourwood and Redbud By Steve Kemp and Janet Rock Since early spring is an acceptable time to plant trees, we continue this Smokies LIVE column with some trees native to the Great Smoky Mountains that should thrive around your home if you reside in the Southeast, central Appalachians, and parts of the Midwest. Remember to procure them from a reputable Read more...
  3. Permanent Camp: Evergreen Strategies

    Permanent Camp: Evergreen Strategies By George Ellison with illustration by Elizabeth Ellison Winter simplifies, scaling life down to the bare essentials. Solitude is surer then. The muted browns and grays of the soil and stones display a somber intensity. There are no curtains of leaves to obstruct vision. And winter outings provide an opportunity to observe evergreen plants more Read more...
  4. Image for the Asking: The Ace of Sycamores

    Image for the Asking: The Ace of Sycamores Story and image by Don McGowan In reflecting on the teaching of the photographic process as it relates to the composition of images, I have understood that what is involved distills itself into two primary aspects: elements and principles; and that within these primary groupings there are a number of sub-groupings, all of which are rightly Read more...
  5. Permanent Camp: Fringe Tree

    Permanent Camp: Fringe Tree By George Ellison, with illustration by Elizabeth Ellison  “If the fringe tree has no economic importance, it contributes to the higher things of life: a raving beauty when in mid-spring it is loaded up from top to bottom with the airiest, most ethereal yet showy flowers boasted by any member of our northern phyla.” ~Donald Read more...

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