I thought the many Painted Trilliums we spotted during our hikes in the Blue Ridge Parkway this May looked so beautiful. I saw the most on more mountainous trails.
We returned only yesterday from our trip to the Blue Ride Parkway. We started at Peaks of Otter in Bedford Virginia and finished in Cherokee National Forest. The first photo will be of one of the most beautiful plants in the Appalachians, the Rhododendrons. I photographed the ones in this picture growing outside the Switzerland Inn lodge. They were so beautiful.