On a rainy day like today I dream about spring. Oh, I would post something rainy but, that wouldn't be any fun. Here I have posted a Cardinal Flower. It is a flower just rare enough we are a little excited to find it and take its picture. This one we found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the Greenbrier Unit. I really don't remember finding it but, the file was named Ramsey Falls Trail. So, I figure it was there. February is almost here so, near the end of that month I expect to find the first leaves of a trillium plant appear. Are you ready? I am.
This morning while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains I found these icicles along New Found Gap Road just a bit up from the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. I posted it here just to let you know I am still out there. Won't be long until it is trillium season.