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Rhododendron Garden Adventure


Sunday, July 07, 2013

My brother, Scott and I went to the rhododendron gardens on Roan Mountain twice. The first time we went with our friends Shawn and Rhonda and also went to the rhododendron festival. The second time we went by ourselves. Both times we walked on the trails. Our first visit with our friends was a nice clear day but the second we walked in the clouds.

This is the view from the overlook. Roan mountain is partly in Tennessee and partly in North Carolina. I believe where we were was in Tennessee.

This are my walking buddies and best friends. My brother Scott by the tree, Rhonda and Shawn.

This is my brother Scott and me.

catawba rhododendron blossom.

this is from the second trip when they were in full bloom. Our first trip it was just random blooms.

more blooms. The bushes were huge!

I just loved this tree, all moss covered.

this is the same view at the overlook but blocked by clouds.

This is one of the older trails we took. The newer ones are all concrete.

bare rhododendron bush

We had a great time, both trips. I hope you enjoyed this blog.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CEEBEE33 7/9/2013 1:02PM

    Love Roan Mountain this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

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BRENDABUNNY 7/7/2013 10:34PM

    Looks like a great time Ramona and beautiful pictures emoticon for sharing emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/7/2013 8:51PM

    Beautiful flowers and a great narrative for all the pics. I can see why you would want to go hiking here. Glad you had a fun trip and returned home safe and sound.

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D_4RECOVERY 7/7/2013 7:17PM

    Loved this blog. Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 7/7/2013 6:55PM

    emoticon emoticon glad you had a good time and glad you are back

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GARDENSFORLIFE 7/7/2013 6:09PM

    emoticon Hello!
Great Blog!
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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/7/2013 6:01PM

  What a beautiful place to walk!

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/7/2013 5:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon how wonderful .... such a beautiful place. Roc

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