Sandy Rumsey

 

…an ordinary person

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else.” —- Yogi Berra

Spring in the south brings a dazzling display of blooms. The flowering / ornamental trees give a dramatic flair to any landscape. Corporations and residences use ornamental flowering trees in their landscapes. Several indigenous species grow wild in the forests and along our mountain trails.

I hope to be able to catalog a few of them here.  Bear in mind that I need to be out with a camera ready when I spot the blooms.

Eastern Redbud

Redbud. Glorious purple-pink blossoms brighten early spring in many North American forests. Available in a range of graceful forms, redbud is adaptable to a wide spectrum of garden climates — in California it performs more dramatically than the native California redbud. Botanical name:Cercis canadensisCommon name: Eastern redbudUSDA zones: 4 to 9Size: Up to 30 feet tall; compact varieties are […]

Fescue

Table Mountain Pine

Table Mountain Pine

Table Mountain pine, Pinus pungens, also called hickory pine, prickly pine,[1] or mountain pine, is a small pine native to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. Pinus pungens is a tree of modest size (6–12 m), and has a rounded, irregular shape. The needles are in bundles of two, occasionally three, yellow-green to mid […]

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Avery Creek: Bennet Gap Trail – Perry Cove Loop

Avery Creek: Bennet Gap Trail – Perry Cove Loop

Avery Creek: Bennet Gap Trail - Perry Cove Loop Distance:  4.2 Elevation Gain: 1119 ft. Difficulty: Moderate "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi Berra It has been such a rainy year.  The trail had been scoured clean by...

Long Ridge Trail in the Green River Gamelands

Long Ridge Trail in the Green River Gamelands

"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi BerraLong Ridge - Turkey Gut Trail Loop Distance: 3.6 Miles Out and Back Elevation Gain: 472 ft. Difficulty: Easy Road Walk Whelp, we started on Long Ridge Trail and walked to the...

The Mountains are Calling…

“… & I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.”—John Muir

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