The Green Days of Spring
After three inches of rain on April 13th, the dormant trees of winter finally burst fourth with a symphonic display of every shade of green you can imagine. The best time to enjoy this annual spectacle is at high noon when shadows are nonexistent. This greening frenzy will only be visible for a few days as new buds turn into darker leaves. Hickory, Ash, Beech, Tulip Poplar, and Acer Maples, all bud at the same time. Oaks of all description are waiting a few more days, and always bud out last. Red Maples with their tiny red buds are scattered throughout the ridges. Dogwood, both white and pink have been blooming for a week now, and are also visible among all the green.
White Dogwood as flowers first begin to open…
Dogwood fully open…
Lake Lure Mountains
Pinnacle Peak above Montford Cove
Oak Mountain Farm