Monthly Archives: November 2015

Stinking Benjamin – Trillium erectum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Stinking Benjamin, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/29/2015.) Scientific name is Trillium erectum.  Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County, NC on May 5, 2015.   Go to the Stinking Benjamin detail page for more information.

Stinking Benjamin – Trillium erectum

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#RV Journal: Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Limestone, TN

After a trip to visit relatives in Roanoke, Virginia, my wife and I were looking for an interesting stop to spend the night within a few hours’ drive from our northwest Georgia home. We stopped at the I-81 Tennessee Welcome Center and looking over their information we decided Tennessee’s Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park would be a good place to try.

Sunset at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Sunset at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

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#RV Journal: Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain TN

My wife and I finished up a stint helping my daughter’s family at their Duck-Duck-Goose children’s consignment sale and had a little time before our next commitment, so we decided to take a few days camping our way to visit some family in Roanoke, Virginia. I’d been wanting to check out Roan Mountain State Park, and since that’s about half way to Roanoke, we targeted spending two nights at this Tennessee State Park before we moved on. My report follows:

Roan Massif

Roan Massif stays in the clouds 70% of the time – view from Roan Mountain State Park

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