Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Longwood Blues

Longwood gardens in Pennsylvania has an annual display of rare blue poppies and other blue flowers and it is quite stunning.  Very crowded inside the conservatory on a cold March day!

Blue poppy (Meconopsis)

Blue daisies/asters


Albino poppy

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Appalachian trail bits

The view below from Raven Rock, looking out towards the Shenandoah Valley, is along the Appalachian Trail near the border of Virginia and West Virginia.  I've done this hike several times starting from the south near Bluemont VA.  This time finally did it from the north, starting from a side trail at Blackburn Trail Center, up a very narrow steep gravel road.   Enjoying the Appalachian Trail in bits.

Pine trees amidst the trail

White blaze signifying the Appalachian Trail

Lots of blow-downs from crazy wind storm the other week