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Collins Creek Quiet Walkway, May 5, 2015

The last Quiet Walkway along North Carolina’s stretch of Highway 441 is tucked in the back of Collins Creek Picnic Area. Left of the quite new pavilion is a gated gravel road with a simple brown “Quiet Walkway” sign.  401 more words

Hiking The Smokies

Pink Lady's Slipper

or Moccasin Flower
Cypripedium acaule

One of the showiest orchids in our local forest, the pink lady’s slipper appears between May and July. Before it flowers, you may notice the leaves lying quietly on the forest floor: there are two of them, and  parallel veins are evident on close inspection. 146 more words

Virginia Wildflowers

Spring green

Dateline 12 May 2015

The unusually cool weather continues and while it was a bit chilly and somewhat windy on Mt Lemmon a splendid day was had by all. 160 more words

Spring Wildflowers

Fairy Flowers

Each year I await the quickening pulse of Mother Earth as she slowly wakes from Winter’s long, intoxicating slumber. Spring offers the rebirth of life in layers, unfolding in multitudes before watchful eyes. 220 more words

Memoir

Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid

Moccasin Flower
Cypripedium sp.

Yellow Ladies Slipper at Falls Ridge Preserve

Yellow Ladies Slipper

Yellow Ladies Slipper

Yellow Ladies Slipper

Yellow Ladies Slipper

Yellow Ladies Slipper… 346 more words

Montgomery County

Fire Pink

Silene virginica is Fire Pink

Hot stuff! Five long, radiant, red petals adorn this flower. Each petal has a cute little notch at the end. The petals lead down to a long tube that holds the pistil and stamens. 182 more words

Virginia Wildflowers