Friday, October 19, 2012

Smoky Mtn Critters

I am sharing some of our birds, critters and scenes from the Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park  for Green Day and Camera Critters

 This post takes me and you back to the Great Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park to see some critters there.  As I said in a previous post most of the birds in the Smoky Mountains were camera shy. Except for these chickens, I guess chickens are still in the bird family. We also saw bears and elk.







The chickens were seen at the homestead at the Cherokee Visitor center.



This is the Mingus Mill not far from the Cherokee visitor center in the Great Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park.




The Elk was seen in a field not far from the Cherokee visitor center.




 This bear was seen on the Roaring Fork Motor Drive.




This was a bear we saw along the Skyline Drive on the way home, we were in the southern most part of Shenandoah Nat'l Park. Seeing the bears is exciting to me and they are one of my favorite critters. I maybe be putting a post on my travel blog on the Smokies and Gatlingburg so for now I am done with the Smoky photos. I hope you enjoyed my critters.



To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit: Green Day  and Camera Critters . Thanks to the gracious host Fiona of Green Day, Misty Dawn of Camera Critters.  Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.

61 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

loved them all. from chickens to bears and the mill, too!

Maple Lane said...

Hi Eileen, These are gorgeous photos and I enjoyed them all. Such a beautiful time of year to visit the Smokies. Love that bear close-up pic!

✿ chica said...

Tudo muito lindo!!Deu vontade de estar lá perto! beijos,chica

Dina said...

You saw some cool stuff! Love those elk.

Timeless said...

The mill house reminds me of one we visited here in Sweden.

What a great opportunity to change see so much wildlife.


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Barbara F. said...

Wow, love the critters, but the black bear would scare me if I was not in a car! xo

SandyCarlson said...

Beauties, all!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These are all great, Eileen! I especially like the bear and the old mill.
Have a great weekend.

Lucinha said...

Eileen,

Como sempre você nos trás lindas imagens.
Gostaria de criar galinhas. Um de meus projetos futuros.
Quanta emoção num só post. Que lindo esse urso. Apesar de grande, é tão gracioso que não dá medo.
Beijos

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show.
A BEAR - would I be afraid of that meeting.
Ever present is there anyone who may have seen a wolf in Thy National Park .... wolves we have not in Denmark only in ZOO.
Wish you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

BlueShell said...

I admire you every day more and more! Thank you!
magnificent photos...
Hug you
BShell

Cloudy said...

Lieben Gruß und sonnige Momente...
Cloudy

Bob Bushell said...

I really love the BEAR, weren't you so lucky to catch it on your camera. Very proud.

Stewart M said...

Seeing a bear like that would be great - I'd really like to see one (or two!)

Stewart M - Australia

confusedmind said...

Wow!! so fantastic! Didn t you afraid the bear? As i see it was free!!

Maria Luiza said...

Eileen, fantásticas fotos!!! Amo todos os animais, aves, peixes, insetos! Beijos do Brasil!

Sue said...

Wow-wasn't expecting ELK! Neat.

DIMI said...

Wow!A bear!!You where so lucky seeing it!Magnificent photos Eileen!Thanks for sharing them with us!Wish you a great weekend!
Dimi..Mimika's...

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I LOVE your photo of Mingus Mill, stunning. I would love to visit it.

Betty Manousos said...

omg, TERRIFIC photos!!!
what a feast for the eyes, dear eileen!

all of these shots look heavenly! to say the least.
it looks like i could step into the computer and be there!
thanks for brightening my day!

happy weekend~

xx

AmitAag said...

An absolutely wonderful, lovely green post Eileen! I loved it! Thanks a lot for your visit and nice comment on my blog:)

orchid said...

Dearest Eileen,
OMG, from lovely chicken, elk and bears!!! What a variety of these pictures♡♡♡ Hope the people taking pics are safe p;) And Loved the beautiful mill with Autumn atmosphere, my friend(^_^)彡☆
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Indrani said...

Great variety of critters.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a great variety of captures I have enjoyed here today in your recent posts. We are enjoying some beautiful autumnal weather at the moment and the garden is loving it.

Robin Robinson said...

Juicy pics and stuff. I especially liked the Elk and bear, of course, but also the shot of the old mill, very nicely comp posed shot

Lynne said...

Enjoyed your photo "critters!"

Tiago Braga said...

Oh i am madly in love bu this photos, i would love to live in a place like this, loved it

Jen said...

Awesome elk shots, and I love that bear shot with the people in the background... So cool!!

Phil said...

Great Elk shots Eileeen but i was a bit worried about those folks seeming so close to that bear, not to mention your good self. I know e all like a good photograph but are they not a liitle dangerous? Have a great weekend with your camera.

Snap said...

The Great Smokies are such a gorgeous area. Loved seeing all the critters and I think the bear is my favorite, too! Although the Mingus Mill short is gorgeous. Happy Critter Day!

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your shots, Eileen -especially the bear close up!

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Monica said...

What a wonderful post! Great photos!
:)

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

bei Dir ist ja viel los .D sogar einen Bären..oh..hoffe der hohlt das Huhn nicht weg..:(
LG zum Wochenende vom katerchen

Julie G. said...

This looks like a most wonderful area to visit. The photograph with the elk grazing is so very peaceful. Love the chickens and bear, too. That mill image belongs in a travel brochure. Stunning captures, Eileen!

bailey-road.com said...

That's a pretty chicken! I love the bears.

me (maria) said...

The bear shot is amazing...I loved all your photos!!
Beautiful place!!

WildBlack said...

Cool post! love of the pic of the Mingus mill :)

Beth said...

Great photos, Eileen! Just hope you didn't get too close to the bears! What an awesome place to visit. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

joanne said...

fabulous wildlife shots....how lucky are you!

Ann said...

You were sassy when you saw the bear.

Shirley said...

What lovely photo's..we have black bears in our backyard from time to time..I have yet to be home when one makes a visit..my hubby was and was too busy working on his car to care to grab my camera..this bear is a beauty! Great photo's..

phylliso said...

I love all of your pictures,but the bear...! I would love to see one in the wild!phyllis

betchai said...

Wow, wonderful wildlife sightings, the bear looks so cute, but must be scary to be very close

Debbie said...

the critters are great, especially the bears but i sure did love the image of the mill. so pretty!!

Mary said...

This is a lovely visit to Shenandoah NP...we sang Oh, Shenandoah in 5th grade, as a part of American history...what a lovely place.

Diane AZ said...

The elk and bear are big critters to see in the wild, it must have been exciting. Lovely chickens and mill shot too!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I miss seeing hens and oh my, a bear?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow Eileen -- that's one of the best bear shots I've ever seen (in the wild)....wonderful!!!!! We went to the Mingus Mill on our trip through the GS -- but didn't see nearly that many 'critters." thanks for sharing!!

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow! Beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Wow, how amazing to get so close to bears!

What a lovely photo of the homestead too.

Montanagirl said...

Great post! LOVE the Elk and Bear photos, and of course the chickens too. lol

inge said...

Oh wow a bear in real life I have only seen one in a zoo.are they frightening in reality? Have a lively sunday

Irene said...

Wow ... amazing shots! Love them all, but the bear is my favorite critter!

Wish you a great week!

Irene

Shey said...

These are great shots. Makes me wish I'm visiting there too.

Dan Huber said...

Great scenes! Love the elk and bear shots.

Gabi BK said...

Some playground you've got...

Very nice pictures!

greets,

Gabi

SquirrelQueen said...

It's been so long ago that I had forgotten Mingus Mill but it was one of my favorite places to visit as a child on our family vacations. You got some great wildlife shots on your trip.

Lisa said...

Great photos - I would not want to be so close to a bear, though!

Pia said...

I enjoyed to follow you to this wonderful place on earth! Great shots!

Marie said...

Love the chicken and the elk! Great photos of a beautiful place! I sure hope that was a huge lens on that camera for the bear picture!

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you saw some elk and also a bear while in the Smokies... That is one huge bear though which you saw on Skyline Drive... WOW!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy