Can it Really Be Spring?

First Blossoms

With 4″ of snow just a week ago, and 80 degree temperatures yesterday, can Spring be far behind? Just in the past five days, the daffodils have bloomed, trees are showing new leaves, the forsythia are blooming in Apple Valley, and daylight savings time is a reality again.

Young's Mountain Sunrise

2,800 foot Young’s Mountain along the eastern shore of Lake Lure greets the rising sun with anticipation.

First Daffodils

Apple Valley Golf Fairway

Rumbling Bald Mountain from Apple Valley Golf Club north of Lake Lure.

Winter Oak Leaves

As spring approaches, oak leaves from last fall hang on for dear life before the new leaves bud out.

Bear Gap Mountain Storm

Bear Gap Mountain as a storm approaches…

Brushy Top Mountain Clouds

The same storm moves in over Brushy Top Mountain. Here come the snow flurries.

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