photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment
Azalea Society of America | profile | all galleries >>  Plant hunting trips... >>  Pilot Mountain... tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

 Pilot Mountain...

On May 5, 2003, the day after the 25th Azalea Society of America convention in Chattanooga TN, a few inveterate azalea lovers (Ed Collins, Danny Hall, J. Jackson, Buddy Lee, Leslie & Dave Nanney, Bob Stelloh) visited the R. vaseyi on Pilot Mountain, in spite of a steady drizzle. The vaseyi were in peak bloom. After hiking to the peak of Pilot Mountain and back on the well-marked Art Loeb trail, we moved on to SR 215 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We ended the day by visiting Velma Haag's garden just east of Brevard NC off US 176.

While there were not as many pictures as usual, due in part to keeping cameras dry, they have a soft, almost mystical, quality.