We’ve had a pretty harsh winter, with two significant snow storms and a stretch of extremely cold weather (for North Georgia, anyway), so I was not expecting much action at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain in mid-February, but it was a beautiful day and I wanted an excuse to get out, so my wife and I headed down to The Pocket after lunch. It was pretty much as expected – signs of coming spring, but no floral action, even though this is almost 2 weeks later than the first flowers I found last year. The falls was pretty, though, and worth the walk:
Following are a few photos of the “signs of spring:”
It’s noteworthy that while passable, the road into The Pocket is partially blocked by downed trees from last week’s snowstorm, and a very large tree is down in the parking lot.
Also, I’ve got some other commitments this spring that mean my reports on the wildflower status at The Pocket will be a bit sketchy this year.