Dogwood Home

Dogwood Home © William Britten use with permission only

Dogwood Home is a featured photo at the William Britten Gallery. It is offered in all sizes up to 20×30. Details of sizes and prices can be found on the How to Buy page. You can also purchase framed or unframed versions of this image from my online store

The dogwood blooms were especially pretty in the Cades Cove area of the Smoky Mountains during the spring of 2012 when this picture of Carter Shields cabin was taken. This is one of the older cabins along the loop road, dating from the mid-1800s. George Washington “Carter” Shields fought in the Civil War, and returned to live in Cades Cove during the early 1900s.

For me, this picture evokes the idyllic tranquility of another era, and the dogwoods add a symbolic touch of love and peace, and the promise of rebirth that comes with every spring. Even though life in this rustic cabin would have been harsh in the 1800s, it’s fun to imagine living here as an antidote to our hectic modern lifestyles.

A side-note on this picture: when I set up for the shot another photographer was working up by the cabin. I waited a while for him to finish, but finally I gave up and positioned him behind the tree to the right. He stayed there for about 30 minutes while I worked on this shot.

Please consider a stop at the William Britten Gallery along the historic Arts and Crafts Loop on Glades Rd. in Gatlinburg, TN. The Gallery features all of my landscapes of the Smoky Mountains.  There just might be a picture waiting to go home with you!

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  1. Pamela Ormsby

    This is truly inspired work…even scripturally based art, that speaks life’s lesson to the seeker.
    Thank you for sharing this one.

  2. Bill

    Thank you for the kind words, Pamela.

  3. Melody Shields-Bullis

    Thank you for this beautiful picture!!! My favorite in Cades Cove and if you look at my name, you will know why!! I love the angle you took this from. I have so many pictures from there, but of course, none that would come up to the quality and beauty that all of your photos do. I love your photography and I am so glad when I see any that is taken in the cove. Thank you.

  4. Cathy Finch

    Lovely! Hope to come and see this one in your gallery soon.

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