Dean M. Chriss
Springtime Stream, Tennessee
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This Appalachian Mountain stream winds its way through boulders at
the height of springtime in the mountains. Some blossoms are fading while others
are just starting, and the forest turns a bright shade of green. At this
point spring is only starting to arrive in the higher elevations, which are up
to a month behind the valley floor and are just emerging from winter.