Category: Plants

Spring Snow

Redbud branches in the snow

After the least amount of snow during a season since I’ve lived here, we did get one nice snowfall on Tuesday night. I measured 2.5″ of snow before I went to bed. Here are a few pictures from Wednesday morning:

Hogback Mountain Hike

Girls on the Appalachian Trail

June is a good month to see mountain laurel in Shenandoah National Park so we went out to Hogback Mountain yesterday. After parking near the 21 mile post on Skyline Drive, we hiked on the Appalachian Trail north to a…

Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage

I’ve managed to get behind on updating this site, but hope to get caught up in the coming days. One thing to look for… there are a lot of mountain lion reports I’ve received so I will be putting together…

Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage Flowering

An early sign of spring, I spotted this skunk cabbage in a low area of the Appalachian Scenic Trail Corridor today in Linden, Virginia. You can see the flower inside of the leaves. Added new picture from 2/26/2017: