Photo 101, Day 8: The Natural World

I was charmed by wildflowers in the South.

“Earth laughs in flowers…”~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Before the trip to Kentucky and Tennessee, I did not think of wildflowers much. I saw plenty of them on the hiking trails of the National Parks that we visited and I loved how they lit up the mostly green trails.

No one tends to them. They come out at their own time, a part of the natural world dictated by the seasons rather than human intervention. 

 

Dandelions in Forneys Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
I started to stop and look at them closely which frustrated my husband who wanted to be in front of the hike close to the park ranger leading our group.

However, I had to pause and take a picture. Of course, I did not know how each were called! It was fun researching which wildflower I have a photo of. Here are photos of those that I have successfully identified.

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood, Forneys Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Red Clover

Red Clover, Obed Wild and Scenic River in Wartburg, Tennessee

Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Wartburg, Tennessee
Moth Mullein

Moth Mullein, Trail of Tears Mile Marker in Bridgeport, Alabama
“For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.” ~Edward Abbey


  


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