|Diamorpha smallii blooming on Arabia Mountain (That is solid ROCK that you see, the plants are in very shallow soil directly on TOP of the rock!)|
This Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) must have been passing by and was puzzled that he was in Georgia! He seemed to be a bit overwhelmed by the beauty.
|Yellow Jasmine (Gelsemium Sempervirens)-Wish you could smell this!!|
It's time for the diamorpha to bloom...tiny white starlike blossoms. Look closer...
Do you see why I don't want anyone to step upon any of the sand on Arabia Mountain? You don't want to miss seeing this! And you would not want to destroy it!
|One flower stitchwort (minuartia uniflora)...I call them JOY-flowers because I am overjoyed when I see them!)|
|Yellow Sunnybells (Schoenolirion croceum) |
Can you see the pale green leaves on the horizon? So lovely to finally see them!
I have given you the botanical names of the wildflowers at Arabia Mountain but it is not necessary to know their names to appreciate their beauty. Enjoy! (All photos taken by my husband, Richard on our TWO hour walk, late afternoon of April 12th. We didn't want to leave!)
And I have to share this photo from last weekend...these are the cherry trees along the trail at Lenora Park in Gwinnett County, the county just north of us. Richard and I stopped here and had a bit of a walk. We couldn't resist walking under these trees. Almost all of them have lost their blossoms now, but they were magnificent! Hope your Spring is coming along nicely!