Winter time can be an bit depressing. The shorter days and the freezing temperatures keep us inside and away from good old outdoor therapy.

So here are some pictures of summer in the southern Appalachian mountains to get you out of the winter blues.

1. The mountains of eastern Tennessee.

tn mountains

2. A waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains.

waterfall

3. Whitewater rafting on the Middle Ocoee River.

on the water

4. Rock stack on the bank of the river.

rock stack

5. Looking Glass Falls.

looking glass falls

6. Rhododendron in bloom.

rodo in bloom

7. Kayaking down the river.

Down River

8. A rumbling creek in the Nantahala National Forest.

mnt creek

9. The Blue Ridge Parkway.

Blue Ridge Parkway

10. Heading to the Put-in.

To The Putin

11. Sunbeams coming into the forest.

sun beam

12. Sunset over the Smoky Mountains.

sm mountains

13. Ocoee white water rafting fun.

rafting

Hope this brightens your day. It won’t be long till summer is back and the mountains will be calling you for the next adventure.