Frozen Waterfalls and Other Snowy Beauties

Here in the NC mountains we have been experiencing colder than usual temperatures for extended period of times. As much as I detest my face hurting when I walk outside, the frozen beauty the single digits bring is almost worth it. My hubby and I started the year off with a couple of chilly hikes. It was so cold my phone stopped working mid-hike and had to be warmed up before I could take more pictures. So these aren’t my best work but I risked hand frost-bite to get them! I’ve coupled the pictures with some motivational quotes to get the year started right!

“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.”~James Yorke

photocred:cperciaccanto             Tom Branch Falls

“If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”      ~J.M. Power

snow trees
photocred:cperciaccanto My back yard

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” ~John Pierpont Morgan

photocred:cperciaccanto       Frozen waterfall in Nantahala Gorge

” A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” ~Frank Zappa

From my front yard

“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” ~ William Arthur Ward

From my front yard
photocred:cperciaccanto        Smoky Mountain Range

“Winners take the time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.” ~ Dennis Waitley

photocred:cperciaccanto       My Back Yard

“Live your life and forget your age.” ~ Author unknown

Photocred: cperciaccanto        Frozen Tuckaseegee River

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot

photocred:cperciaccanto    Snowy Tennessee River

“Life is a game of constantly shifting momentum. And it’s this momentum, be it positive or negative in nature that ultimately shapes the life you get to enjoy on earth.” ~Author Unknown

photocred:cperciaccanto                   Frozen rapids in Nantahala Gorge

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Author Unknown


” Be glad in life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

photocred:cperciaccanto                          Mountain Icicles 

“Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you  left open.” ~ John Barrymore

photocred:cperciaccanto            Snowy Mountain House

“Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.” Norman Vincent Peale

photocred:cperciaccanto          Snowy Highway

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” ~Dave Gardner

photocred:cperciaccanto        Icy mountainside
photocred:cperciaccanto         Underwater ice formations-Tuckaseegee River

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” ~ Author Unknown

photocred:cperciaccanto                  Nantahala frozen falls

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” ~ Author Unknown

photocred:cperciaccanto           Falling Snow

” If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adam

Bridge Over Icy River

” A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

photocred:cperciaccanto              Indian Creek Falls

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Selfie-cred:The hubs      Us at Indian Creek Falls

Live life so that your epitaph could read, “No Regrets.”


11 Comments Add yours

      1. dray0308 says:

        You are welcome!

  1. I Spent a month in Murphy last year. It was beautiful as are your pictures.

    1. That’s not too far from here! Thank you so much for your kind words and follow !

  2. Janice Wald says:

    What beautiful photos. It does look pretty where you live. I was born in New York but having grown up in California, I don’t remember cold weather like you describe.
    You liked a comment I left at Danny Ray’s 1/19 Meet and Greet. I came to thank you and introduce myself.
    I’m Janice. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about. I also host six blogging events each month including Meet and Greets like Danny.
    I hate to leave a link, but many people click my picture or my name and end up at my old blog Reflections. Now I blog at

    1. Thank you so much ! And thanks for visiting. I’ll definitely take a look at your blog. I could use some blogging tips 🙂

      1. Janice Wald says:

        Thank you for your reply. I will look forward to your visit to my blog.

    2. Nice to meet you ❤️

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