The Yellow Daisies were blooming on the last 1/3 of the climb up the mountain and also, on the very top. Such a welcome sight! We very much look forward to seeing them bloom every year. They are very special flowers, they only grow on or next to this type of rock and only within a 60 mile radius. (40 mile? I have read both figures.) Yellow Daisy or Confederate Daisy -there, click on that name if you would like to know more about it!
Of all the people that were on the mountain, we only saw, I think, about three other couples taking photos of these beautiful flowers.
Here I am, at one of my favorite places, on top of Stone Mountain and I am waving to you!
The skies were hazy, it was hot and humid but you could still see the Atlanta skyline. In the Autumn, it will be much clearer.
The Yellow Daisies also have a wonderful fragrance, especially so in the early morning, and it was nice to sit near them and smell the flowers and hear all the bees with their soft buzzing. And the sight of all that yellow against the rock with the blue sky above...just gorgeous.
You might not see our faces very well but Richard and I both are very happy in these photos, just drinking our coffee and enjoying the flowers and the view.
Lots of people come up by cable car instead of hiking up like we did, but still, you would think that more would have commented on the beauty of these Yellow Daisies! They are magnificent!
We are looking back as we are leaving, already looking forward to our next visit to our beloved Stone Mountain! Hope you are finding great beauty in your part of the world.
Love to you all!