As mid-May approaches, the Mountain Laurel begins to bloom. I found these new blossoms near the entrance gatehouse to Queen’s Gap, an abandoned golf developement about five miles east of my house.
Until you see these small flowers up close, you can’t appreciate their complexity.
The gatehouse has an almost Oriental design, and could make a rather stylish cottage for some enterprising buyer.
Petunias grow wild around the property, leftovers from long neglected landscaping.
The Mountain Laurel blankets the surrounding woods.