Cades Cove Winter View

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A distant moon twinkles in the pre-dawn cool, high above Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains. Winter's first snow has coated the valley floor, nearby mountain slopes and every tree and shrub. The Cove is incredibly quiet this morning. There is no one around and even the wildlife is bedded down. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.