Spring Wildflowers, Trout Fest

We’re having some very nice high spring weather. As I said in my last post, the dogwoods are just starting. We’re also starting to see some more of the native wildflowers, so it’s getting to be prime time for those. Here’s one of the first to emerge in the spring, bloodroot. Not a great photo, but note the distinctive leaf.


Here’s another that’s early to emerge, Sweet Betsy.

Here’s a red buckeye in bloom.

Sweet Betsy

And here’s some yellow trillium that’s just starting to bloom at the picnic area on the Hiwassee between Reliance and Hwy 411 in Tennessee.
Red Buckeye

So, it’s time to get out there and have a look. Different flowers will be emerging almost every day until May.

The Trout Fest is on in Blue Ridge on April 30th in the downtown park. It’s going to be a big event, with something like 60 vendors. It should be a good chance to check out our local trout fishing scene and meet some like minded people. Here’s the website with complete program details.



Yellow Trillium

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