Yoshino Cherry Trees near Lake Lure
Only two weeks ago, snow blanketed this area northeast of Lake Lure, and less days than that, the temperature plummeted to 16 degrees here in Otter Creek Valley, and yet, these Yoshino Cherry trees along Buffalo Creek Road about a mile from the Lake have burst forth with a most dramatic display this week. They are directly related to the famous trees in Washington D.C. which are also blooming this week.
Sugarloaf Mountain south of Lake Lure.
Mt. Shumont at 4,000 feet towers over Lake Lure and another flowering tree near the cherries. This is where the fires roared just four months ago.
A springtime salute to Old Glory…