Next year I will get some after photos of these places.
Part of the circular driveway. I wonder what made the trees bend like that. They were the only ones like that. Very strange.
Every June for about 2 weeks a very rare phenomenom occurs in Elkmont.
Synchronized Fireflies!! There are 14 species of fireflies in the Smokies but only one has the ability to flash in sync with each other.
It is said this only happens at two places in the world. In the Smoky Mountains especially Elkmont, and the other being in Southeast Asia. People turn out by the thousands to view this unusual event. Scientists are completely baffled by what causes these fireflies to flash in unison but it is believed to be a mating ritual.
I just found this rather fascinating and thought I'd share.