This is a broad view of Cades Cove, a historic area settled and farmed in the 1800's and early 1900's.
We went there to hike through the woods to Abrams Falls. Once again, evidence of water's work everywhere.
Yummy-looking white mushrooms springing out of the forest floor. Don't worry: we didn't try them!
Lichen on a big tree trunk.
The Galax plant.
Some crusty ol' tree .
And, finally, the water itself. I hate to say it, but I had to wait for just the right moment and crop the picture well to get a picture with no people in it. There were lots of folks there, from oldsters dipping their tootsies to young bucks jumping off the falls into the water below.