Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cades Cove and Abrams Falls

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.


Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Just looking-helps me feel calm and refreshed. Mary

Lisa said...

How beautiful - love the waterfall. Sounds like a lovely vacation...

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