Sunrise Mountain Laurel in Otter Creek Valley

After Monday’s rains, the Mountain Laurel have suddenly opened in the valley. At sunrise this morning, the colors were intense with a heavy dew on the delicate petals.

Mountain Laurel Sunrise

Two varieties of Laurel grow side by side on the slopes. One is almost solid white, and the other has a much more pinkish tinge to its buds and blossoms.
Mountain Laurel Blackberry

Mountain Laurel Detail
Wolfpen Mountain is at the far western rim of Otter Creek Valley.

Mountain Laurel Bough

Mountain Laurel Bough

Mountain Laurel Wildflower
Small’s Ragwort is often found alongside Mountain Laurel in mid-May.

One thought on “Sunrise Mountain Laurel in Otter Creek Valley

  1. The laurels are so pretty. The patterns of the clouds looked awesome. Must have been a wonderful hike this morning

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