Snowy Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains
@Inlemay (16729)
South Africa
August 15, 2016 8:41am CST
Wonderful - Greetings arrived from Jeannie who was visiting with the family making memories and taking the time out to send me a postcard. What a magnificent sight this must be to behold with ones own eyes!! The caption on the postcards says: Snow looks like "Winter Cotton" from the Jumpoff in the Great Smoky Mountains National park. Some facts on the area: "The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province" The stamp mark is from KNOXVILLE - that is so awesome! The thing that makes me marvel, is that there are so many breathtaking visions in nature that we just take for granted. Talking of which - a swarm of bees have decided to take up on of my tree's branches as their new hive - not sure why, but as my daughter is allergic to bees, we have sought out some professional help to have them lured away - not exterminated! Thanks @Jeanniemaries for the wonderful view of what it looks like in your vicinity during the winter months.
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• United States
15 Aug 16
It's a good thing that you are able to have the bees removed. I wonder if they will come wearing all the bee gear to protect themselves
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
15 Aug 16
After the Bee-keeper has been I shall let you know how he was dressed - I am not sure myself
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@MALUSE (42734)
• Uzbekistan
15 Aug 16
The view is awesome, but I don't want to see it on one of our rare real summer days! :-)
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
16 Aug 16
I believe you are having a serious heat wave at the moment - Today in the wintery SA we are expecting a high of 27*C and already at 7-30 in the morning its 16* - Spring might be in the air
@MALUSE (42734)
• Uzbekistan
16 Aug 16
@Inlemay 27°C mean summer for us Central Europeans and you call this wintery! :-)
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
16 Aug 16
@MALUSE ha ha ha - yes its our wintery!
@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Aug 16
The Smoky Mountains are beautiful any time of year. My husband has to go to Knoxville for a week at the end of August and will be driving through them.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
16 Aug 16
I have heard of the town of Knoxville in so many movies so it was just marvelous to get a postage franked stamp from there - a real highlight for me
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Aug 16
@Inlemay I actually visited Knoxville for the World's Fair in 1982...I've driven through the city a couple of times since then. It has changed a LOT in the intervening years!
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@LadyDuck (171705)
• Switzerland
15 Aug 16
I hope you can get rid of the bees, they are useful insects, but I am also allergic and I try to stay away from them.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
15 Aug 16
we are going to try move them to a Bee Hive that produces some lovely honey
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@LadyDuck (171705)
• Switzerland
16 Aug 16
@Inlemay We have a honey producer just two blocks from our home. We had a serious wasp problem about 5 years ago, we had to call the firefighter to exterminate the colony.
• United States
15 Aug 16
those smoky mountains're quite stunnin' durin' all seasons :) i grew 'p 'round 'em. spring 'tis a buffet 'f painted white 'n red 'mong the evergreens, autumn brings a palette 'f color so vast that one jest wishes to stay'n those weeks fer'n eternity. when winter comes'n the snows fall...'tis magic.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
18 Aug 16
they look a little magical to me too
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
15 Aug 16
That is a mesmerizing sight. Nature does give us so many beautiful gifts. So glad a pro will take care of the bee problem.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
15 Aug 16
we thought it best to leave it with the pro's
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• United States
15 Aug 16
I have seen the Smoky Mountains snow covered, but this time around they were lush and green. The shop where I found the postcards only had Fall and Winter views! This card was very pretty with all the glitter! So glad you liked it! I had one from you too! Thank you so much! I will be posting on it.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
15 Aug 16
Oh I loved it with all the glitter too - thank you
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
15 Aug 16
Jeannie is a very prolific card sender, isn't she? I'm glad you aren't going to exterminate the bees.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
15 Aug 16
Bees are being threatened all over the world and having them in my garden is a wonderful thing, I would let them be if I didnt have Inge being allergic and teaching about 2m from their NEW dwelling
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Aug 16
someone almost always wants a honey bee hive, glad they could be relocated!
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
15 Aug 16
its indeed breathtaking to behold. The reason i would have the bees ...evacuate ...my home would be because they FREAK ME OUT!
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@JudyEv (130706)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
That's a very pretty postcard. Hope you manage to move the bees on to somewhere more suitable.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
18 Aug 16
the bee-keeper was supposed to arrive yesterday and he didnt, so they are still flourishing in my birds nest - I hope the guy comes soon
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@JudyEv (130706)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
@Inlemay The sooner they are moved the better I would think.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25871)
• United States
16 Aug 16
What a pretty postcard. We travel through the Great Smoky Mountains on our trips to West Virginia.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
16 Aug 16
I thought maybe you do - the views must be stunning
@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
23 Aug 16
you have quite the collection of postcards now
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• Mumbai, India
16 Aug 16
nature! stunning constructor out there