Blooming mountain laurel along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. Mountain Laurel, sometimes called calico-bush or spoonwood, is a native flowering bush that is common in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It typically blooms in late spring to early summer in a variety of colors, and makes for some beautiful scenes in the mountains at its peak. I shot this image near Craggy Gardens while leading my annual "Spring in the Highlands" photography workshop a year or two ago and it recently caught my eye when I was transferring some images to a new storage drive. I can't wait to get out and shoot these again with a great group of folks at this year's event!
May 7th, 2017
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