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Watercolor journal: Capturing the Moment

I had a different experience in capturing my recent hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Usually I take dozens (actually, hundreds) of digital photos. A typical vacation travel habit. This time I captured my views as watercolor paintings. Now I have all the images in one spot – in my Moleskine art journal. […]

Sunset on Cliff Tops

Smokies hiking provides connection with Nature

Hiking in the Smokies is a great way to connect with Nature. And it’s important to connect with Nature every so often. Nature calms and heals the stressed soul.  A good 4 mile hike will remind you it’s important to stay in shape. A stunning view can take your breath away and remind you how important […]

View from Avent Studio window

Avent Studio provides unique nature experience

Immersed in nature. That was the feeling I had as I stood on the porch of Mayna Treanor Avent’s Studio in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The green of the trees was so vivid. I could hear the stream that was down the hillside. Occasionally a bird would sing. Beams of sun shone through […]