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04/11/2009 The Pocket – Status Update

Flowering DogwoodTo avoid crowds like those that were on the Shirley Miller Trail at The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain last week, I headed down there early Saturday morning, arriving at the parking area shortly after 8 AM. The sky was overcast, but the wind was low – a good situation for wildflower photography. My first stop was the dogwood tree beside the parking area.

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04/04/2009 The Pocket – CVPC Keenagers

dsc_3108c.jpgDue to rain and obligations, it had been 9 days since I’d been down to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain. Today was the Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church’s Keen-agers’ annual (I think) wildflower hike at The Pocket, so at 10 AM I joined the other folks in my age group at the church, and soon we headed on down to Pigeon Mountain. I returned from the hike with 381 photographs; two of them with people in them. After an initial run through the photographs, I’ve deleted about 150 of them; both photos of people remain.

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03/15/2009 The Pocket

Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

Six days since I had been up to The Pocket.   The rain broke during church, so after the church lunch I headed down to check out the wildflowers.  The Spring Beauty is currently the dominant flower in terms of number in bloom; they are everywhere. Continue reading

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02/16/2009 The Pocket

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

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