If there was one word to describe this Spring it is WET! We have had rain,
and rain, and rain, and more rain. We've had 8.37 inches of rain this month!
With only a few sunny days.
is one of the streams going through my property just above where it goes into
the National Forest.
Everything is lush and green
are some scenes of my creek way down the mountain in the National Forest. My
three little creeks have joined up with others to make a beautiful stream.
rushing water is calming. The air is warm and the mists from the stream is
stream, rushes on down the mountain on its way to join the Pigeon River.
woods, scattered with old Chestnut tree stumps, are full of Trilliums.
is a rare Red Salamander I saw crossing my driveway. I see these guys every
once in a while.
Smoky Mountains have some of the highest biodiversity in the word. We also have
the largest number of species of salamanders in the world.
is the stream on the way to town that I take so many pictures of. On this day
it was swollen and muddy from a thunderstorm
barn up the Hollow after a rain.
Because of all the rain, I've been having a hard time getting my garden
tilled this year.
took some pictures of the beautiful Total Lunar Eclipse we had on May 31. Here
the Moon is starting to come out of eclipse.
was my first attempt to take a picture through my little telescope. The part of
the moon coming out from the shadow of the Earth is on the right side and the
part still in shadow is in the upper left.