by laura janning

My inspiring nature walk through the Great Smoky Mountains

February 28, 2012

My family was fortunate to get away to Tennessee over President's Day weekend. We have always made the Great Smokey Mountain National Park a yearly event and a nature hike part of the tradition. My kids just love everything outdoors so the trip is always perfect.
It was during this walk that I began to be inspired not by the clear, beautiful rapids of the water
or the gorgeous old hardwood trees that have grown into their own unique shapes over the past hundred years
or looking down from 6,600 feet at the most visited national park in the United States.
My inspiration this day was found here
Don't get me wrong this is absolutely beautiful
but on this particular day it was just
 It was everywhere and it was so beautifully green when everything else was'nt.
So, I am working on a few projects using my inspiring nature walk and moss. As soon as I get my head out of the clouds, I will show you what I come up with.


  1. First...these pictures are breath taking!!!!! totally and utterly amazing!!!! the children are as precious as precious can be and also very excited!!! i love it! so glad that you and yours were able to get away and enjoy nature! then you share with all of us -- how FABULOUS is that! sending you hugs and wishes for a picture perfect day!

  2. Thanks Andrea- I love this part of the country. we were hoping to see a little "southern snow" but we loved what we got. Thanks for commenting on my pics as I am try to appreciate my camera and taking better photos. See you soon!
    PS- r u going to Haven?

  3. That pic of your kids running from behind is adorable! I have one of my girls when they were around two - it was taken from behind them when they were walking to the beach holding their buckets. It's in a frame - just gotta get it onto a gallery wall.

    Sounds like you had a relaxing trip - it looks beautiful there and your pics are fantastic! Did you swipe any moss to bring home?

  4. Such gorgeous photography! Love the shot of the kids ... so sweet ...



  5. Absolutely breathtaking!! What a nice getaway!

    I'm your newest follower via linky AND GFC!! I'm looking forward to getting to know you through your blog!

    Emily @ 52mantels.com!

  6. What a wonderful place for a hike! Love the shot of the kids heading off into the wilderness. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a beautiful place! Pretty pictures!
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  8. Wow, those pictures are awesome! I am in love with moss...have such fond memories of making moss gardens with my grandmother in those little tin pie plates that graham cracker crusts come in. Thanks for sharing!!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  9. Absolutely breathtaking! The pictures of your kid are adorable.


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