Friday, April 3, 2009

beauties and mysteries

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
--Rachel Carson

This image was taken recently just below Watauga Dam. There's a small campground there along the river as it heads from Watauga Dam to nearby Wilbur Lake. I'm not sure what the flowering tree is on the left. It's too early for the dogwoods -- and, well, that's basically my only guess. So maybe someone out there can help with the identification. :)


  1. It's hard to tell from your photo, but service (shadbush, Amelanchier arborea, is the earliest white-blooming small tree I've seen in the Smokies.


  2. Could it possibly be a Black Cherry?

  3. the first comment is correct on tree species but it is more commonly known as the Sarvis tree


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