Visions of Late Spring along the Blue Ridge

As Summer quickly approaches, it seemed appropriate to enjoy the last images of a late Spring.  Nine inches of rain fell over the past four days, causing incredible growth of everything green. After almost three weeks with no rain, it was a welcome arrival.

tiger lilly 1Tiger Lilies along Montford Cove Road…

bear gapToward Bear Gap along the Rutherford-McDowell County line…

blackberry

dicks mtnDick’s Mountain north of Lake Lure…

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arbor vitaeMy front meadow…

creek logOtter Creek before heavy rains…

yuccaYucca has been blooming in profusion recently…

Cone FlowersCone Flowers…  Always one of my favorites.

blue 1Hickory Nut Mountain

yellow 2Pinnacle Peak and Long Mountain above Hemphill Road…

fallsSmall falls along a branch of Otter Creek…

yellow 1Hickory Nut Mountain above Tight Run Road in southern McDowell County…

pine coneNew growth on a Virginia Pine…

tractorsResting beside a pre-Civil War cabin in Otter Creek Valley…

otter creekOtter Creek Falls…

honey

white pine 2Giant White Pine…

Pink Laurel

fire pinkFire Pink…

three postsSunrise at Otter Pond…

 

 

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