What a difference a few weeks with some warm weather makes! On Feb 13 we made a trip to The Pocket and there was still a little snow on the ground and no sign even of Harbinger of Spring. I made a quick trip down to The Pocket this morning to check on the status, and the wildflower season has begun! Read on…
On Saturday I participated in the Georgia Botanical Society outing to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, led by Mike Christison. I’m a new member of the BotSoc, as they call it, and this membership in this organization is already paying dividends in many ways. In addition to showing me two more wildflowers sites on Pigeon Mountain, I picked up two new species at The Pocket. One of those was the Roundleaf Yellow Violet.
Several days of warm weather over the past couple of weeks, as well as some sunshine, something we missed in early February, has brought about the beginning of the wildflowers at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain.
Cindy took Joseph down to Shirley Miller Trail at The Pocket again today. Joseph was wanting to take a camera down there to try his hand at wildflower photography, and I must say, he did well. I’m glad they went back today, because apparently things are continuing to develop rapidly. Continue reading
I was able to hold off for five days before I succumbed to the call of The Pocket. This time I enjoyed the company of Joseph, who was a great companion, and seemed to really enjoy seeing and learning a bit about the wildflowers, as well as the opportunity to try to track down and capture some water striders. Continue reading
OK, maybe I can be a little obsessive with some things. It was cold, but Sam agreed to run down to The Pocket with me so I wouldn’t miss something at its early stages. I’m really hoping to get photos of most of the wildflowers at The Pocket at several different stages in their development. It had only been a few days, but things had changed. Continue reading
Friday the 13th; it had been a warm week, so I wanted to see how things were developing at The Pocket, so Cindy and I made the trip down there. Many more fresh leaves that I recognized had sprung up, and the Toothworts now wore more than just buds. Continue reading
Earlier in the week we had 13-degree weather. Nice day on Saturday, so Cindy, Ethan, Sydney and I decided to head down to The Pocket, famous wildflower location at the foot of Pigeon Mountain. I wanted to get a peek at what might be starting, fully expecting nothing. I was surprised! Continue reading