I'm also thankful today for many other things, including, but not limited to: that I took some time this morning to enjoy the beauty of our backyard daffodils before afternoon storms knocked them down; that I have a wonderful family, in all its many layers; that the seven uniquely talented people who constitute my writing group are also my fast friends; that every day, new and wonderful books are published (such as books you'll find on the Michigan Notable Books list; the new book by Michael Perry, which I haven't read yet, but plan to; and the many varied and enjoyable books you can read about on MittenLit); that chocolate comes in many different flavors and potencies; and that nobody complains when I neglect my blog. Life is a funny thing, and I'm sure glad I'm around for all its wonderful oddities.
My blog neglect has left hanging those of you who were following my Smoky Mountain hiking write-ups. You've heard about driveway trauma and our warm-weather wildflower walk. Now, how about a bit about our Abrams Falls hike?
In this case, I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. Here are some of the trees we encountered en route to the falls: