|Cades Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee © Doug Hickok|
Following an afternoon cloud burst, the sun shines brightly, and a curving mountain road becomes a shimmering mirror reflecting nearby trees. What was once an ordinary country scene transforms for a brief moment into a rare picture of rural beauty. That is, until the sun evaporates the wet pavement, and the mirror is no more. Such glimpses of exceptional beauty are transient, perhaps duplicated never again in one's lifetime.
Hope you have an exceptional weekend.
And may the hues be with you.
( This is another of my images made on slide film many years ago, pulled from my files and set free.)