Our son took our photo in front of these pink blossoms which were just at the base of the walk up trail at Stone Mountain. Anybody know what they are? They were breathtakingly beautiful, whatever they are called! (Note...it is a Chinese fringe flower (Loropetalum).
Come on now, we have almost made it to the top...can't stop now!
The views from the top are amazing but sometimes the clouds deserve just as much attention.
Always time for a quick call to my Dad! It was very windy on this day so it took a few minutes to get the call through to him. When I phone him and ask him if he knows where I am, he always says the same thing..."On top of Old Smoky!" (Stone Mountain!)
We walked up but we took the cable car down this time. (And not to worry, we walked some more on the Cherokee Trail after the cable car ride!)
Look, we were just on the top of that big rock! It is an amazing sight to see that gray stone against the sky!
The cherry trees were in full bloom and they were lovely.
Walking back along the Cherokee trail we saw the first greening of the trees (buckeyes). Such a welcome sight! (See the outline of Stone Mountain on the horizon?)
We have now come full circle, back to this beautiful bright pink flowering shrub. I don't know what this is called but I love it! (You might think it is an azalea but it isn't...and Richard is very good with his flowering shrubs!) UPDATE AS OF MARCH 27TH, 2016...Thanks to my blogging friend, Bob from Scotland for the flower ID! This is a Chinese fringe flower (Loropetalum). Well done, Bob! :-)
Hope all of you are having a blooming good time wherever you are.
Happy Spring to you all!
(Hope my friend on the Isle of Lewis will like this post... and the Trash Can Sinatras are a Scottish band!)