Hiwassee River Valley and Spring Flowers

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I made a return trip to the Hiwassee River gorge area Sunday ahead of a few days of predicted rainy weather and found a big improvement in blooming flowers in just two days. Here are some shots from my 200mm f4 and D850.
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Thanks for looking.
Roy
 
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Wow! What variety and colors! Well done, Roy! You are inspiring me to get out to the Smokeys!
You are not that far away and I will be checking out Tellico Plains area Wednesday or Thursday this week. If the activity has moved that far north, then I will be visiting Cades Cove the following week, if there are a day or two of sunny weather preceding the visit. My plan is to make a weekly trip into the GSMNP between now and May when I will be getting ready for the drive to Gardiner, MT.

From Rutledge it not more than a couple of hour drive to Townsend, right?
 
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Beautiful photos, Roy. That 200/4 really shines. (But no flower IDs?)

I can't believe how far ahead your season is. I do know that the Hiwassee crosses I-75 about halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga, so you are a good bit further south. All we have seen (yesterday and today, and at lower elevations) is a few trout lilies and hepatica.
 
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I have some daffodils in the yard that have bloomed and are fading so perhaps the north side of the Smokeys will be blooming very soon!
 
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Beautiful!! Our ground is still mostly frozen. No flowers any time soon here. I'm jealous!! Is this in the Smokey Mountains? I want to visit there someday.
This not in the Park but I was just outside its southwest border, I should have been clearer about that. There is a great deal of area around the Park that is very similar terrain. Down south, I live northwest of Atlanta, winter snows this year was a 15 minute snow shower one day. :)
This is a big difference from where I grew up in SW Michigan!
 
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Ah, yes. Brings back memories of living in Choo-choo, Cleveland, Athens. Working in Polk, McMinn, and Meigs counties. Those Trillium flowers are nice. They don't stay around long. Thanks for sharing.
 
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