A Mountain Hike in (mostly) Pictures

I’m running short on time this morning, but…

Check out the massive rhododendrons on the trail!

trail

That’s my niece, Amber, and her boyfriend Adam in the above pic and in the one below, taken at Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Mark and his fiancee, her daughter and a friend had a consultation about whether or not it was a good idea to jump in.

group

Mark and Melissa didn’t, but the kids did.

stream

Johnny just took it all in.

J at falls

As did I.

Here’s today’s Daily Art Thang. I’m sure one of my books I have around here has the name of this flower in it, but I couldn’t find it, so for now it’s Orange Flower. ;-)

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“Orange Flower” (Clickable if you want to see it larger in a new window.)

6 Responses to “A Mountain Hike in (mostly) Pictures”

  1. on 20 Aug 2008 at 7:09 am Connie

    Love the Smokies, love Abrams Falls. When I come back, I’m always in withdrawal for about a week. Connie

  2. on 20 Aug 2008 at 10:51 am janet

    he’s a tall drink of water, ain’t he? Nice flower!

  3. on 20 Aug 2008 at 11:13 am tiff

    Damn - J is a skinny thang!

    Was the water freezing? Aw, who cares, when you’re that close to the glory of nature you jsut HAVE to jump in!

  4. on 20 Aug 2008 at 11:12 pm JC

    Hey, I’ve been to Abrams Falls! I love the Smokies, and I always love to see the rhododendrons along the trails there. We don’t have any around here!

  5. on 21 Aug 2008 at 12:01 am Laume

    Is that a jack-in-the-pulpit? The flower I mean?

    When did we get to be the old folks who don’t jump in? I swore that would never happen. Sigh.

  6. on 22 Aug 2008 at 12:28 pm AscenderRisesAbove

    fun photos. I like the one with the girls on the rock and the water coming down the other size ‘frozen’ in time.