Firestarting 101. I failed.
The rhododendron are blooming. They're just lovely, aren't they? I love these hardy plants -- they add a much appreciated bit of green to our bare winter landscape, and these beautiful blooms to our spring.
And I can't seem to ever pass one these trees growing (seemingly) out of rocks without stopping to take their photos. Their tenacious will to live is inspiring. I came across these tough guys on the trail to Mt Sterling the other day -- another one I can cross off my goal to hike the 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- yay me! The waterfall is on Gabe's Mountain Trail. It's called Henwallow Falls -- really ^v^. I love the quirky names of so many of the landmarks here -- Sweat Heifer Trail, Charlie's Bunion, The Road to Nowhere .... Doesn't look like I'll be able to get out into the woods for a few days -- lots of rainy days ahead. But, that's okay. After years and years and years of living in the land of drought, I don't think I'll ever get tired of rainy days. And anyway, that just means more time to knit and work on this sweet little embroidery I ordered from Charlotte Lyons' Etsy Shop the other day.
(photo by Charlotte Lyons)
Can you see -- it says, "She loves birds and flowers". I do!
Have a great weekend Everyone!
P. S. I don't know why I can't get my photos to center when I post from my iPad, do you? It looks messy ... oh well .....