Wednesday, June 13, 2012

a glorious greeting

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
--John Muir (1838-1914) Naturalist and Conservationist.

The rhododendron gardens on Roan Mountain are in full bloom - and what a glorious sight to see! There are two Rhododendron Festivals this weekend celebrating this 'Jewel of Nature,' one on the Tennessee side of the mountain in Roan Mountain, TN and another on the NC side in Bakersville, NC.


  1. We were just up on Roan Mountain yesterday. That was the first time I'd seen the rhododendrons actually blooming up there; it was absolutely gorgeous!


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