Wildflowers and Wild Birds at Otter Creek in Spring

This post is from two years ago this week. The Wood Peewees have built a new nest, and these wildflowers have yet to bloom. It rained for a few minutes this afternoon for the first time in three weeks, and the lack of water is affecting everything.

Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog

Wild Azaleas
With Spring finally taking control of the forest, the wildflowers are as vibrant as ever. These Wild Azaleas were along a small creek near the house.

Azalea Gathering
Although this is my fourth Spring in the mountains, this is the first time I recall seeing these bushes blooming.

Vine Wildflowers
These simple white flowers, above, are part of a vine system that covers much of the ground around my meadow.

With lavendar being my favorite color, I especially love the small wildflowers covered in morning dew, and the impressive Empress Tree with its trumpet like blossoms that carry the scent of sweetness and purity when they are blooming. Just click on any of the above images and move through the slide show at your own pace.

Buddy at Otter Pond
Buddy, my trusty hiking companion, is facinated by the ducks in Otter Pond.

Eastern Wood Peewees
A pair of Eastern Wood Peewees has nested under my deck every spring since I moved…

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  1. Love the photos and………….great bird feeder.  Goldfinches are beautiful.  Feeder is great deterrent for squirrels.ThanksPatsy From: Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog To: pjcar119@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 11:41 PM Subject: [New post] Wildflowers and Wild Birds at Otter Creek in Spring #yiv8676142613 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8676142613 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8676142613 a.yiv8676142613primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8676142613 a.yiv8676142613primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8676142613 a.yiv8676142613primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8676142613 a.yiv8676142613primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8676142613 WordPress.com | Carolina Vann posted: “This post is from two years ago this week. The Wood Peewees have built a new nest, and these wildflowers have yet to bloom. It rained for a few minutes this afternoon for the first time in three weeks, and the lack of water is affecting everything.” | |

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