I am sooo excited–guess what I saw while hiking on the Gatlinburg side of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park–my first wildflower of the season. There it was in all its glory. I almost missed it as I was gasping for breath. In fact, I did miss it on my way up the trail. Perhaps, it was because I was tired that I looked down at the side of the trail on the way back. Just the glimpse of it was enough to encourage me to finish my hike. Isn’t it great when God suprises you with the beauty of His creation.