I promise this is the last post I'm doing from our trip to the Smokies. One of my blogging friends, Betsy had asked if we had seen any waterfalls while there. So, here's what we saw.One of our hikes led us to Grotto Falls. The trail actually walks right behind it so you could feel the cool splashing from it.This is the trail right behind it.It was a beautiful area that we enjoyed much!Then on another hike to Rainbow falls we first came across this little splash of water. Then a ways on down, or should I say up, the trail we came to Rainbow Falls. There was lots of people here so I only got this one good picture.As usual on our hikes I was always keeping my eye out for anything of interest such as this Flame azalea. In a vastness of green this color was easy to spot.I don't think I have ever seen a red topped mushroom before. I wonder how long this tree had been laying here? Not sure what kind of fungus this was but if you enlarge the pic you can see some type of bugs enjoying it.Normally we never see any wildlife on our hikes. But then we came across this guy laying across the trail. He didn't seem in any hurry to move. Even with rocks and sticks being thrown at him from two ridiculously scared adults(gee, I wonder who), he seemed perfectly happy to stand his ground. I thought we were going to have to walk over him but luckily he decided to mosey on.This is more like my kind of wildlife. She was only about 20 feet from us and didn't even seem to mind us watching her.She kept on going down the trail right over from us. Unfortunately, we didn't see anymore of them.
The whole time we were there we enjoyed wonderful weather but on the way out it had turned.The rain and fog had rolled in but I still found it beautiful. Luckily I was able to snap a picture of these wild turkeys on the side of the road. They weren't bothered by the rain.We decided to take a different route back home and discovered this area by the Ocoee river. When the 1996 olympics were held in Atlanta this is where the kayaking events took place. We had never been by here before.
I think we discovered a new place to explore!
Hope you enjoyed the trip. Have a great weekend everyone!