It's Autumn and the Great Smoky Mountains are calling!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

The Chimneys in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Richard WeisserThe ancient craggy guardian
By age without comparison,
‘Twas old and aged as Alps were born
And towered when the Rockies formed!
          (R Weisser 2012)

Did you know that the Appalachian Mountains are considered to be among the oldest peaks on the planet?

Thrust ever upwards by the force of the great Continental Collision, the mountains rose into the tallest and most imposing chain ever formed.

Millions of years of weather and gravity have eroded the mountains into their present incarnation.

And while they are far from being the highest, the Southern Appalachians are certainly among the most beautiful and eco-diverse mountains to be seen anywhere.

Even more so in Autumn, when they explode with color!

The mountains are calling.

I must answer.

The Great Smoky Mountains by Richard Weisser

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Photos courtesy of Richard Weisser and

Comments (13)

Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

What a great display of colors of the SmokyMountains really is not autumn here yet but the cold snap that is coming in will change all of that.

Oct 06, 2012 10:49 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I love any mountains anywhere and yours are just as beautiful as all the others.

Oct 06, 2012 11:11 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Richard, Our Smokey Mountains have been a favorite of mine since childhood. Great memories of rock jumping in the creeks are still like yesterday.

Oct 06, 2012 11:16 PM
Tom Branch
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Plano, TX
Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador


Thanks for the photos. We don't get a real change in color here in the fall.


Oct 06, 2012 11:31 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Richard.  Your post this morning reminds me of a promise to myself.   Thank you!

Oct 06, 2012 11:32 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Richard, I just drove through them Friday last week and they remain beautiful to me any time of the year!

Oct 06, 2012 11:44 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


It's been a strange year as the leaves started turning early but now seem to be "on hold!" Thanks so much.


MORE beautiful! Lol and have a great Sunday, my friend!


It is a beautiful part of the country, that's for sure! Thanks for "jumping in" this morning.


Now you need to do it! Thanks.


Your area is on the edge of the Appalachians ... and a hop, skip and a jump to the mountains! Thanks.

Oct 06, 2012 11:52 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Oops, sorry I missed you! Thanks for the comment and head to the Smokies for some color!

Oct 07, 2012 12:10 AM
Brian Kuhns
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber - Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns

Always a beautfiul display of colors in the smokeys this time of year. Haven't been that way in a while, I really need to get back soon

Oct 07, 2012 12:18 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Richard - Having grown up in your neck of the woods, I spent a lot of my younger years in those mountains - they are indeed beautiful, particularly at this time of year, and there is a sense of ancient about them.

Oct 07, 2012 12:22 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
21st Century Stuff

Thanks for the lesson on the Smoky Mountains. I did not know they were so old. Our Cascade Mountains here in Washington State are considered young. Love the poem and the photos. I look forward to more of your photos this Autumn season.

Oct 07, 2012 01:44 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Beautiful photo.  I sure miss seeing the changing of the leaves.  We get a bit here but nothing like the falls I spent in Michigan.  Hope to do it again sometime in the future.

Oct 07, 2012 05:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I went north to my cabin for the weekend.  Time to winerize it.  The color was awesome and I thought it would have all been gone.

Oct 07, 2012 10:53 AM