Saturday April 12, 2014
I got out to take a short walk along the Little River near my house on Saturday.
I wanted some exercise and time outdoors this beautiful day. The weather was perfect.
It was sunny, light breeze blowing and warm. We have some pretty flowers there
along the river. I always like going to see them.
Little River-- it flows out of the Great Smoky Mountains and makes its way through Walland Gap. It flows past my house in the foothills and it continues on its way
to Knoxville. It empties into the Little Tennessee River there.
The river trail just as it crests Ellejoy Plain. The plain here was a hunting grounds for
Cherokee Nation. Folks still walk it regularly and find arrowheads.
Sea of Bluebells. I have climbed down the bank and am surrounded by these beauties.
The river splits around a small island of land here.
Bluebells close up
Huge patch of violets in the sandy soil along the river
Golden Bumblebee and red buds also along the river bank
The river here gives life and takes life away. It is part of all we are.
I have always lived near a river or stream.