These are random photos of different rivers and woods I took at Deep Creek and within the Smoky Mountain Park. It was approaching sunset and the orange glow within the trees is from the sun rays hitting the mountain side in the background. I took over thousand pictures on this trip and only used a select few to post on this blog. The mountains and forest with its many rivers and waterfalls brings me great pleasure. Lord Byron describes my feelings of nature best...excerpt from "The Deep Sea."
"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man less, but Nature more
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal."
By Lord Byron
Author George Gordon Byron [1788-1824] quote 'I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion, and that there is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever.'