Panola Mountain...if you remember I told you I climbed it a few weeks ago after the milkweed planting with a nice group of people? Want to see my pictures? Sure you do!
Can you guess what the grassy area is amongst the trees? If you guessed "golf course" you would be right. I like golf about as much as I like graffiti! (Please, golf lovers don't give me any grief,
I don't like it and that's it!) Just on the horizon is the skyline of Atlanta and it is hard to see in the photo but it is there!
Guess what else you can see from Panola? If you read my blog, you might already know of ....
Stone Mountain! Our guide told us it was only about 11 miles away as the crow flies...and you know I had to say it..."Well, let's go then!" (Everyone laughed. You never know if from my blog but hey, I am one funny lady!)
And what else could we see? You might have heard me mention this a time or two...
The last time we flew to England, as we left the Atlanta airport, I looked down and recognized Arabia Mountain from the air! It was exciting for me to know it and the funny thing, there were people around me and they all said the same thing, "Look, STONE MOUNTAIN". It made me smile because they were all wrong!
The cactus flowers were beautiful!
And be still my heart, I was thrilled to see that I wasn't too late to see a few of the Atamasco lilies! (Interesting, Linnaeus named this but it seemed he got the word "Atamasco" from the Native Americans. I like that he did that! )This was some distance from me but you can still see the beauty of it, can't you? (I just read that it is really in the amaryllis family, and we love amaryllis in our household!) atamasco lily
Wait, what we doing at my front door...let's get back on the mountain!
The blooms of the yucca were creamy white and they were all about six feet tall!
They have a Moonlight Hike up the mountain when there is a full moon. It is said that you are able to see the sun set over the Atlanta skyline as you watch the moon rise on the other side. I hope to see this on the next full moon in June. I will let you know!
Hope you enjoyed this hike with me and I hope you are all doing well in your part of the world!