The Mountain Laurel buds have opened

On Thursday, for Dawn’s Spring Festival I posted photos of the Mountain Laurel on my property. A few of the star-like buds had opened, but now most have opened, and they are beautiful! Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Mountain laurel

Of the two mountain laurels in my woodland garden, one is predominantly white with burgundy markings, but the other has a lovely touch of pink. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Into the valley and back again: My first outings

Home from the hospital now for a little over two weeks, I am recovering well from my medical emergency, although not as quickly as I would like to.  I still am on a restricted diet and have lost a good bit of weight.  People remark about how pale I look.  Although I feel almost back…

Mountain Laurel, the “Bonnie Flower”

From a distance, the mountain laurel doesn’t look like much this year.  But up close, the blooms and star-like buds are exquisite.     Nineteenth century author Louisa May Alcott, in her poem Mountain–Laurel, called the blossoms her “bonnie flower.” Mountain–Laurel A poem by Louisa May Alcott My bonnie flower, with truest joy Thy welcome face I see, The world…

Now Blooming in My Corner of North Georgia: Mountain Laurel

Mountain laurel is a evergreen shrub that is planted as an ornamental but also grows wild here in North Georgia.  A member of the blueberry family (who knew?), it is poisonous to horses, goats, cattle, deer and humans.  Mountain laurel is another one of those flowering plants that brings back happy childhood memories of time spent…