How often do you look up at the interlacing branches? This is squirrel-land and bird-land.
This shows some of the dead and dying Hemlocks with which the North Carolina woods are devestated. Some storms soon will bring more of them down.
Sheets of water between rocks, disappearing over the edge of gravity into unknown depths. This Flat Creek (what strange person considered this tumbling water "flat" anyway?) runs into the Swannanoa River, which in turn in a few miles joins the French Broad River in Asheville. It then flows to the Tennessee lands of the Smokies, which is where my branch of the Rogers originally settled in this area...namely in Sevierville.