Newfound Gap Pastels   Great Smoky Mountains

Even in this most visited national park of the country, Newfound Gap is a study in quiet serenity in the hour before dawn. Birds sing, a cool breeze blows, the light and colors change gradually. Mountain ridge after mountain ridge rises and falls in the distance. No one else is around. There are no divisions. There is no polarization. There is a peace all around you, and if you are still, it seeps into your soul. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.