Not many of us living in the tropics get to experience the four climatic seasons of the temperate zone. We are more familiar to the monsoon effected wet and dry climatic seasons of the tropics. I was at the right place at the right time in October 2011 as a member of our family visiting the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee USA.
It is common to visit the Smokies in the Appalachian Range in the fall to glimpse the changing colour hues of the forest foliage before they are shed for the winter.
The otherwise sleepy town of Gatlinberg becomes a renowned ski station with high activity during the winter.