Heavy Rains Bring Green Landscapes


Recent rains and temperatures averaging in the low 60’s have painted these mountains a vibrant green. It seems that everything has bulked up in anticipation of a hot summer.


This chipmonk has lots to eat with all the seeds on so many plants. Otter Creek Road leading into this valley, (below),  is as lush and green as I’ve ever seen it.


The woods behind my house are fully leafed out, and the fresh smell of moist fallen leaves permeates the air.


This ancient American Beech tree is the oldest tree in the forest. The other trees are Hemlocks, Hickorys, Oaks, and Maples.


The Catawba Rhododendron along Otter Creek are covered with blooms just waiting to open up.


This hummingbird has found a dry place to perch on a petunia plant.


The newest addition to this area might feel more at home someplace else.


The cedars and pines in the rock garden are growing like weeds.

6 thoughts on “Heavy Rains Bring Green Landscapes

  1. Happy Belated Birthday. When things get busy, time slips by, but birthdays never wait. So finally when we send our greetings, they may be just a little late. But when it is someone so special that we like a lot, our thoughts are always on time, it is just our greeting that is not.

    Two, four, six, eight. Sorry that this birthday cheer is late! Happy Birthday Vann!

  2. Your pictures are like paintings! Really laughed at your new neighbor, who would have thought you’d come across a camel! Boy you don’t know where your adventures will take you or the treasures you’ll find-Love it!

  3. Happy Birthday Roy Vann Helms. Your green valley and picturesque hills are your canvas. I’ve never seen a hummingbird not humming, what long spindly legs. Go Heat in game 7 v the Celtics. love wade.

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