Echoes of Autumn © William Britten use with permission only

Echoes of Autumn © William Britten use with permission only

It’s Friday in Gatlinburg once again, and you know what that means. (enter the word “Friday” in the search box to the right if you’re new around here)

I love this time of year. I think of it as “echoes of autumn.” The trees are nearly bare, but still there are a few leaves hanging on to add just an accent of color to the scene. In its own way it is as charming and attractive as the main leaf season.

Rainy Road © William Britten use with permission only

Rainy Road © William Britten use with permission only

In part, the beauty of the “Echoes” season comes from all the leaves that are now on the ground.  Add the element of water and you have the makings of a very attractive scene. Which leads me to ponder the nature of beauty in nature. It’s true that the leaves at their October peak are spectacularly beautiful. But the day pictured here has some more subtle features that add together to make beauty also. Many visitors to my Gallery on a day like this would comment, saying something like “it’s a rainy day and the leaves are gone … I guess we really picked a bad time to come.” In reply, I point to many pictures on the gallery walls that celebrate just such a day!

Rain or shine, please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.

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  1. Sandy Walker

    I purchased a picture “winter footbridge” from the art Fair over Thanksgiving holiday and love it. I was happy to take a gander on your website to see the beautiful pictures. This echoes of autumn is absolutely breath taking. I love the smokies and your pictures bring me right back there. I’ll be contacting you soon to purchase another.

  2. Bill

    Thanks Sandy! Hope to see you in Gatlinburg again.

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