Arabia Mountain with beautiful wildflowers makes for a very pleasant walk. These blue flowers are called "Slender Dayflowers" and I believe that they are Commalina Erecta, but all I know for sure is that they are such a welcome sight, that lovely clear blue. "The true blue of the upper petals is very rare among wildflowers" that is one of the facts that I read and it's true, we have mostly yellows in this Georgia heat. I can't tell you how nice and cool it seems to gaze upon this blue flower.
Isn't this another lovely flower? Such a delicate beauty. It is a "Blazing Star" and is a Liatris. These were at the base of the mountain and along the wooded area leading to the mountain. The Slender Dayflowers were all over the mountain. We also had Pineweed much looks almost like tiny bright green pine trees but they are low to the ground and are very soft with tiny five petal yellow flowers at the very top. The flowers are so small that they look like yellow dots at the top of the plants. We couldn't even get a good photo of those.
The yellow daisies are just beginning to bloom. They only grow within a radius of 60 miles of Stone Mountain and they will bloom until November. (Arabia Mountain is about 12 miles or so from Stone Mountain.) You will see more photos of Stone Mountain soon! And the yellow daisies!
Just as we were leaving a beautiful butterfly was flying around at the base of the mountain, and stopped just long enough for Richard to snap this picture. I love this too because you can see the lovely rock. It was wonderful to be back on our mountain! Glad you could come with us! Nice of the butterfly to see us off, wasn't it? (Is this a red spotted purple? If it is, who names these butterflies, anyway, couldn't they come up with something better than that for this gorgeous bit of life? Just look at that blue color!)