We are growing very fond of the outcrop trail at Panola Mountain. The trail goes through some pines and then opens up onto hardwoods and then, you get to the rocky outcrop, where you can see lots of wildflowers. There are a couple of decks with some benches and it is nice to sit and look up at the clouds and listen out for birds, sometimes being rewarded by the sight of a bird you have never seen before! (Birdwatching tip: LISTEN for birds, chances are you will hear one before you see it, follow the sound, and then, you MIGHT see the bird!)
|Butterfly Pea (Love the name of this little beauty)|
Okay, we decided we just had to see Arabia Mountain too! Can you see the green plants coming up through this moss? They are the Yellow Daisies! We can't wait to see them bloom!
These were in bloom all over the mountain. They are...oh dear, I forgot, someone can tell me I am sure. Poly-something curtissi, that is all I remember! The bees and butterflies loved them!
This last photo is our son from Arabia Mountain from the end of June of last year. It might look as if he is waving but he is reaching up to touch that tree. Christopher will be actually performing in a few weeks at a club in Atlanta. I hope to do a post about it, so look out for it! Isn't that exciting?