We recently drove to Carter Caves to have their wonderful catfish sandwich. The day was rainy and dull, which happens to be the type of day that we sometimes take great joy in because the parks are often deserted, or nearly so. The feeling of natural solitude is sometimes priceless. On this day, however, there was a wedding going on later in the day at the lodge. We were in and out before the actual ceremony was anywhere close to occurring but the traffic did pick up. In between showers, I stopped and tried to find some interesting leaves to add to the photo collection. This one was interesting to me because of the lines and patterns, unfortunately I had thought a narrow depth of field would set it off but in retrospect, I needed F5.6 or perhaps F8 to make it strikingly sharp.