Kickin' back, musing, observing, and gathering inspiration from the hills of East Tennessee.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Cave & Waterfall
We have had a lot of rain in the past few days and all of the streams and small waterfalls are gushing. It made me think of the waterfall that is near to our house and that we can hike to. I dug out some pictures that I took a few years back. There are two caves under the waterfall. The story is that a moonshiner used to hide his goods in the caves. The waterfall is in a bowl-like formation on the ridge and is fed by a stream that comes down from the top. It isn't that impressive as far as waterfalls go, I guess, but it is in a wonderful location. It is in a secluded area and so peaceful with the only sound being that of the waterfall and stream and birds. Although the climb up to the caves is difficult, it is worth the effort. These pics aren't that good but you can get the idea. There was one bat in the cave when we were there. I think that now, with all of the rain we have, that waterfall is probably gushing much more than in these pictures.
Rabbits cookin' coffee -- that's what the locals call it. But here in this little hollow in East Tennessee, when the hills surrender their misty hostage to reveal the stalwart cedars growing by the stream in our pasture, I know there is no place on earth I would rather be. The welcome mat is out! Come and sit on the porch and chat with me awhile!