Wednesday, April 24 — Townsend, TN

by Cam Miller. 0 Comments

(Click any photo to enlarge.) My back patio at the Tally Ho Inn Cabin for Rent During a break between our sunrise shoot (we left at 5:15 a.m.) and our upcoming sunset shoot, I took my little camera on a walk from the Tally Ho Inn, where I am staying, about a mile down the road in one direction, then turned around and came back.  There is a nice paved path that parallels Highway 73, used by walkers and bikers. Bumblebee working the wisteria I've seen lots of bears! Although Townsend was originally chartered as a town in 1921 by people involved with the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company, its purpose today seems to be to support the many thousands of visitors who come to the Smokies each year.  Known as the "Gateway to Cades Cove," Highway 73 is lined with campgrounds, tubing rental places, horseback riding tours, cabin rentals, motels, gift shops, restaurants (which close by 8 p.m.) and park related sites. Rat Race Rentals The road also parallels the Little River, with mountains rising above it across the road, making it very attractive for campers and fishermen and tubers and hikers.  It is a peaceful place in April, but I am sure summer finds it full of families and vacationers. So far, it's great in Townsend, TN!  ****************** Visit my photography show, "My Maryland," at the public library in Urbana, Maryland, on the lower level of the building.  It is there until the end of April. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Donate to the Red Cross, and I will mail you a 5 x 7 print from any of the photos I have posted on my blog OR any photo on my website. Forward to me via email a receipt for donating to the Red Cross. Tell me whether the photo is from the blog or the website, and Include its title along with a mailing address. The name on the receipt to the Red Cross must match the name of the mailing recipient. Send the receipt and the photo request to camscamerashots@gmail.com. Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Visit my web site: camscamerashots.zenfolio.com Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email:  cam.miller@comcast.net Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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