I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do, but I did get a few. We took a drive out to Cade's Cove. Half way through, we were caught in a hail storm. That brought a quick end to the Cades Cove exploration as we hightailed it back to Gatlinburg for the Wing and Rib Fest. Unfortunately, the storms had caused the Wing and Rib Fest to be cancelled as well. :( Oh well... as soon as the rain ended we walked down to Crawdaddy's and had crab legs on the balcony as we watched the world walk by below.
All's well that ends well, I guess. :)
These first two were taken in White Oak Flats Cemetery. (Gatlinburg was originally called White Oak Flats.) This is right in the middle of town, but most people don't know it is there. I love to walk up here to get away form the crowds and noise. I like exploring old cemeteries and reading old grave stones. I know some people think cemeteries are creepy, but I don't. They are actually very interesting.
The rest of the pictures were taken in Cades Cove. I've visited this place for years- in every season. I always find something new. Every season here has its own beauty. Today a storm was coming, so it shed a whole new light on familiar scenes.