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Jesus Christ for your soul and
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wild Geranium

Took this photo on one of the few days that the sun was shining. It did not take a lot of Photoshop effort to bring out the beauty of this jewel.

I have added a Tilt Slide Show of recent photos of spring and early summer wildflowers that depicts the variety of plants in the mountains of Western North Carolina. To view the slide show click on the link "Tilt Slide Show".

Trillium -- A Mountain Wildflower

Wildflowers come in numerous varieties in these mountains. Each month brings additions that keep my memory card full and my hard drive over flowing with outstanding photographs.

Looking forward to October when the mountain trails break out into bloom with many more varities.

The Rain In NC Falls Mainly On Top Of Us

There have been very few days where the sun has shown its face to us. We may get a few days with some sunshine this coming week -- we are hopeful.

This is a picture of a branch consisting of approximately five or more springs that feed into the branch above our main property. It has been flowing as indicated for three months or more.

Just last year our neighbor's spring ran dry and they were without water. The property owner spent over $20,000 to drill a well that went over 1,000 feet deep. It delivered less than a gallon and a half per minute for a few months before it too went dry.

We are lucky -- our well is only 245 feet and delivers 20 gallons per minute. Best tasting water we have ever tasted.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rhododendron In Bloom

This rhododendron bloomed this morning just in time for Mother's Day.

It actually bloomed in honor of Anita, the mother of our grandchildren, Caroline and Catherine who are pictured at other posts on this blog.

It has been a very wet and cool spring this year but the rain has brought forth a beauty that surrounds us and gives us hope for the future. Click on the photo to enlarge. Enjoy!