Thinking of warmer days today... I took this picture back in July of this past year at the Lost Creek Falls and Cave state natural area in Sparta, Tennessee. It was sunny and 97 degrees that day. Hoever, standing near the falls, it was in the 50s due to the cold cave air blasting out of every opening in the mountain. The drastic difference in temperatures caused a thick mist to form, which reflected the blue sky above peeking through openings in the tree canopy. Loads of moisture from the falls and underground rovers and falls caused a lush emerald carpet of moss to grow on everything. In front of the falls, there is a sea of mossy slippery boulders and rocks and just one large sycamore tree. It's truly a magical place.
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