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A walk in the woods

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Just back from Photoshop World in Atlanta. Detoured through Great Smoky Mountain National Park where I got some pretty cool images of animals and scenery. Today though it is Easter and the sun is shining, the air is mild and just great for a walk along the creek. It doesn’t hurt it is wild flower time either.

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The Trout Lilly seen above is one of my favorites. Not sure how they propagate… there are only about a dozen of them. That is about the same number I’ve seen over the years.

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Don’t know the name of this little gem. It is about 1/4″ wide. I saw it when getting down on my belly to get a better angle on another flower.

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Another of the wide variety of flowers growing along the creek… and a perfect day to enjoy them.

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Another Orchid

At the Notional Botanical Garden
At the Notional Botanical Garden

Another orchid at the garden.

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A Day at the National Botanical Garden

Orchids in the garden
Orchids in the garden

I’m not much for getting out in the snow. If you want to see the orchid show at the National Botanical Garden though, get out you must. I did and I’m always glad. There was a musical theme to the show this year. Many of the plants were displayed in wire frames shaped like musical instruments, such as a piano, violin, and very large horn. The fountains were dancing to music and lights as well. I was lucky to have frequent clouds passing over which helped control the light. Orchids are very shiny and don’t photograph well in direct sunlight. After about three hours I had to get away from the crowd, heat and humidity. Still, a nice day out.

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Ice on the Leaves

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There was an ice storm a few nights ago. I woke up late the next morning but there was still plenty of ice everywhere. A change in the weather can open up a whole different perspective to the everyday experience.