Dean M. Chriss
Silver Stream, Springtime, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Silver Stream, Springtime, Tennessee

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This Appalachian Mountain stream winds its way through boulders and glows with a silvery sheen as dogwood trees bloom along its banks. The first bright greens on the valley floors are a sign that winter may finally be over, at least here in the valley. It is still winter higher up in the mountains, but at lower elevations the forest once again shows unmistakable signs of life.