Spring Comes to Cades Cove

Daffodils in Cades Cove

Daffodils in Cades Cove © William Britten use with permission only

The photo above was taken this week in the Cades Cove area of the Smoky Mountains.  The calendar says it’s still winter, but these daffodils say it’s time for spring! That’s Hyatt Lane branching off the loop road in the upper part of the photo.  The large clump of daffodils is huddled around three large trees which were probably part of an old homestead.

This was a very cold morning, and the blooms were a little droopy from a frost during the night. There is another famous planting of daffodils in Cades Cove, just past the Missionary Baptist Church. On the right side of the loop road, these were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps during their work in the Smoky Mountains.

Daffodils in Cades Cove

Daffodils in Cades Cove © William Britten use with permission only

During your next Smoky Mountains vacation please stop in for a visit at the William Britten Gallery on Glades Rd in Gatlinburg. All of my photography is on display, framed or unframed. The Featured Photo area of this website is a good guide to the framed pieces that you’ll find in my Gallery.

2 Responses to Spring Comes to Cades Cove
  1. Kimmy
    March 4, 2011 | 7:24 am

    Just beautiful William! I’m so ready for Spring.

  2. Bill
    March 4, 2011 | 8:41 am

    Me too … bring on the wildflowers!

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