Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mountain Laurel



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

There are many advantages to living in the mountains, but the late Spring display put on by Mountain Laurel is definitely one of the nice things we can enjoy. This photo was snapped at the end of May.

25 comments:

Life Ramblings said...

gorgeous blooms. they look soft and delicate.

Mildred said...

One of my all-time favorite blooms!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Such a beautiful name ... love this pretty pink bouquet of blooms. I've never seen Mountain Laurel before so this is a great treat!!!

Sandra said...

one of my favorite flowers in KY were the mountains covered in laurel, gorgeous

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

fantastic blooms!!

love it!

Indrani said...

Wow! Such a pleasing capture.

A Lady's Life said...

oh wow! Where do you find them all :)

Ginny said...

I thought they were white, that is the only color pictures I have seen, so they have different colors? These are gorgeous. I live in the mountains, and have not yet seen even ONE!! I'm thinking you need to be a hiker or trail walker or something!

Happyone : ) said...

That is so pretty and delicate looking.
Lovely photo!!

diane b said...

The enlarged version is stunning. The mountain areas where these grow must be so pretty. I haven't seen one before.

imac said...

Thats real cute and pretty George.

Elettra said...

Nature provides us with more interesting and unforgettable performances !!!!!!!!!!

rainfield61 said...

The mountain is a rich library to you.

LV said...

Regardless of where you live, you and nature create some of the best shows ever.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis is a beautiful flower.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

It's a gift to have the opportunity to live in the mountains !

sm said...

beautiful

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful treat that late in spring. This is Connecticut's state flower, and I love it. Always so beautiful and clean and wonderfully complex.

Janie said...

What a beautiful blossom! Great capture, George.

Linnea said...

I don't think I've ever seen this kind of Laurel before. It's very unique looking. Just lovely as can be!

KathyA said...

Isn't that pretty!!

Ann said...

Is it a tree ot a bush.

Re: automatic gates and things
I was fortunate not to live behind such bars, LOL. We had the option of living in a High Rise Condo with elevators, or a low rise 4 to 5 storeys where I had to climb the stairs. I didn’t want to be stuck in a elevator if it broke.

In deed, my 60 something friends were stuck in an elevator for 6 hours. In another case, when they were fixing the elevators, it was either a lock in or lock out.They gave the notification, on Sunday, we are fixing the elevator from10 am to 5 pm, at this time , you either stay out or stay in.

EG Wow said...

It sure is pretty!

Lynda said...

If I had to pick top ten of all the flowers you and Betsy have posted, it would be difficult but I think this one would be on that list for sure.

Joyful said...

Thank you for your visit and comment on my Scenic Sunday blog. I so love this flower, the Mountain Laurel. I've never seen it before.