How many times have we heard, or said to our kids, "Rise and Shine!", usually followed by something like "sleepy head". June and I went to church Saturday night so we could rise on Sunday and go to Rock Creek Park near Erwin TN for a little hiking. Our goal was Rock Creek Falls. We didn't make it to the falls because the creek was too high to rock hop across and the thought of falling in that icy water was not very appealing.
We decided to hike the Rattlesnake Ridge trail instead and came across this little creek beside the trail. In fact, we had to cross this creek several times, but this time the water wasn't too high to cross. On the way back we stopped off to explore this creek a little bit.
I was shooting almost into the low winter sun but with the mist in the air I got a pretty cool spot light effect where the sun was shining through the trees on to the creek. What you don't see here is June holding her hat out over the creek the shade the lens.
We came away with several nice photos from our day at Rock Creek Park and I'll post those soon.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you." - Isaiah 60:1