Monday, May 14, 2012

Wild Shrubs Flowering on the Blue Ridge Parkway

I was pleased when my wife told me that she wanted to go for a hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway for mothers day.  We were privileged to enjoy the natural beauty of the wild shrubs that bloom every spring among the Southern Appalachians.  This is a must see annual event that should be on everyone's bucket list.

Catawba Rhododendron in full bloom

The deep rich color of a Catawba Rhododendron flower preparing to open for its brief but spectacular life.

Pinxter Flower Azalea

Mountain Laurel Opening as the next colorful show in the Blue Ridge
A gift of a little color added to the blog from Mother Nature on Mothers Day.

1 comment:

  1. It is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge. I went for a walk in our woods (just before the rain started) and got some great shots of mountain laurel and rhododendron as well as some spectacular woodland wildflowers.