We hiked the Porter's Creek Trail in the Smoky's today.
Weather was glorious, 70s, with a breeze.
We hiked to the Fern Branch Waterfall and back.
We were in luck .
Many Wildflowers were in bloom.
Here are some we learned and saw today:
Jack in the Pulpit
The Squirrels' corn forms a white heart and I love hearts. The name has nothing to do with the heart. Apparently squirrels dig the flower root up and snack on it, hence the name.
The Jack in the Pulpit was dramatic and the wild Iris were just so pretty en masse as above. We saw photographers with huge lenses on the trail from time to time.
The stream was lovely to listen to and to see.
No bears, thank Goodness.
Over 1600 black bear make their home there.
We laughed and made lots of noise just in case.
See we are in short sleeves!! Spring in Appalachia...what a wonderful delight.
Loved the town of Townsend on the way back to Knoxville.
Beautiful vistas of the Mountains, horses and lovely homes.
I did finish one pedi sock today with yarn from Three Bags Full's recent sale. (Some Summer Sky colorway) The other is just cast on.
Allison wanted to share some favorite reads today after we read the Carole Knits prompt:
The Art of Fielding
The Inn at Lake Devine
The Night Circus
Tell the Wolves I'm Home.
I want to read Tell the Wolves next.
A Lesson in Fireman's generosity:
On our way to Knoxville, we stopped for gas.
A man asked Fireman for some money for gas and Fireman gave him a five.
I was in the bathroom.
When Fireman told me, I said,
'We Don't give to homeless on the streets of Chicago who beg!'
Fireman just shrugged.
At the next fill up, I bought a scratch off lottery ticket and won 5 dollars. There you go.