Friday, May 22, 2009


We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer

I believe these are the blooms of a tiny red bud tree, no more than a foot high -- growing through the charred soil on Buffalo Mountain. It was just a year ago this month that a huge forest fire engulfed the mountain. Today, it's interesting to hike the 'Tip Top' trail to see all the ferns, sassafras, rhododendron, mountain laurel, maple and pine trees springing up amidst all the devastation.

Click here for trail maps and more information about Buffalo Mountain.

1 comment:

  1. Buffalo Mountain is only 10 minutes from my house. Why I've only been there once is a mystery. You've inspired me to take the time to visit more often.


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