An old homesteaders cabin,
a bit forlorn and abandoned,
sits along the roadway
near the tiny town of Farner.
This area is part
of the Smoky Mountains
in the Cherokee National Forest
and is very close to Buck Bald.
The cabin's owner lives near-by
and stopped to chat
as we photographed it.
His grandparents built it way back
in the beginning of the 20th Century
The roof has been redone
and is still intact
but the interior was not safe
to walk into, floor-boards rotting
and ready to split.
Shown here in a sepia tone
to give the viewer
the feel of yesteryear
and long-ago times
when life was simpler...
After 30 years in the floral and plant nursery business, Debra and Dave Vanderlaan sold both businesses and turned their life-long photography hobby into full-time obsession.
Many of their images showcase the tropical landscapes of South Florida and the mountain vistas of the Smoky Mountains and many gorgeous scenes around the world. Their motto is Celebrate Life and that seemed a natural name for their gallery. Their work is showcased in museums, galleries, and shows and on-line at www.CelebrateLifeGallery.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/CelebrateLifeGallery
Winner of the Americana category at the Smithsonian Magazine's 7th Annual International Photo Contest with the image "Scenic Overlook"
Winner of the Light Space and...
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