We were driving through the Roaring Fork Motor Trail in the mountains (The Great Smoky Mountains) this weekend. Everywhere we looked, we found these beautiful rhododendron plants. Some were solid white but some had this beautiful pink shade. We had planned on hiking to Grotto Falls but the weather (STORM, HAIL, THUNDER and LIGHTNIING) derailed our plans. We survived the storm and enjoyed are drive/ walk through the trail. The rhododendrons were beautiful at every stop. I hopped out of the car and took this shot beside a bridge. There happened to be another family that had stopped. One of the children in the group had brought their flute and began to play "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee." What a moving experience. I believe that Charles Kingsley said "beauty is God's handwriting" and what beautiful handwriting it was!