26 April 2012

Wildflowers of the Smokies

This past week on our anniversary getaway we enjoyed a beautiful drive through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  The thoughtful people from whom we rented our cabin had provided some great brochures on the park for us and one of those was all about the wildflowers that are native to the Smokies.  During our drive we (I) got a little carried away snapping up pictures of the beautiful flowers all over.  It was sort of like a scavenger hunt and Vince was gracious enough to pull the car over every time I thought I saw one I hadn't seen before.  I've included the names of the ones I've been able to identify, but some I'm not sure of.  Feel free to leave me a comment if you know the name of them.  I think wildflowers have the most charming names!

(Robin's plantain)

(fringed phacelia)

(yellow trillium)

(lyre-leaf sage)

(sweet white trillium)

(thyme-leaved bluets)

(blue violet)


debber said...

Hello. What a wonderful collection of wildflowers from your trip. And kudos to your hubby. We've visited the Smokies too but that was several years ago. And like you, we rented a cabin. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Nice to meet you!

Modest Mama said...

You have a beauitful spring our there!

Mary said...

Beautiful pictures! I would love to go to the Smokies someday.

Kym Thorpe said...

Beautiful!! I've only been to the Smokies in fall, and would love to go in the spring sometime.

Erika said...

So pretty! My mom takes pictures of wild flowers everywhere, going from place to place specifically to add pics to her collection. (She's nearly a professional photographer, though she'd deny it.) She's even had a book published. :) She could tell you all the names. Sadly, I cannot. :)

Stefanie said...

So beautiful!! I love shooting flowers.