I thought the Pink Ladies Slippers we spotted during our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this May looked beautiful, and a little funny.
There’re orchids, and this is the first orchid picture I’ve published on my blog.
I stayed on the lookout for Yellow Ladies Slippers, (they look similar to Pink Ladies Slippers but instead of pink they are yellow) but I couldn’t find any. I saw lots of other beautiful vegetation though.
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.
I photographed these peculiar growths on a dead tree in the Alabama Lake Guntersville St. Park. I think they might be some type of fungus.