The parking lot at what I affectionately call Old Rag International Parking was three quarters full for the second week in a row.
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A cluster of blue flowers blooming around a ground cover growing around one of the NPS signs just outside the entrance to the parking lot. Silver Spring Wanderer left me a comment as to the fact that the following flower is:
Persian Speedwell or Veronica persica
I have a link to Silver Spring Wanderer's blog over on the right side of my blog. It is a wonderful resource for wild flower pictures, identification, and information about wild flowers among other good stuff.
A happy day with sunny warm spring like weather on the first false summit.
blooming along Weakley Hollow Road down in Berryhollow.
Hepatica Nobilis blooming in large numbers in the lower parts of Cedar Run Canyon.
Blood Root Sanguinaria canadensis also blooming in great numbers on the banks of lower Cedar Run Canyon.
A giant old hemlock most likely killed by the Woolly Adelgid
One of hundreds of deer that hang along Skyline Drive.