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Old Apr 5, 2010, 7:20 AM   #1
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Default Laurel Run is rich in wildflowers

Some friends and family visiting here wanted a short wildflower hike - so we went off the Laurel Run Park in Hawkins County TN. Only brought the macro lens, so here's a "macro" of how well the falls are running.
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 7:21 AM   #2
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Much bird song here, but our noisy conversations kept them too far for a photo. Did get one good look at this odd little moth (still working on the ID).
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And of course, the early blooms were great! White trillium is just opening... (Trillium, from the prefix "tri" for 3, has leaves and flower parts in threes).
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Plenty of Trout Lilies on the hillsides (leaves speckled like a trout...)
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 7:24 AM   #5
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Bloodroots about done blooming already, but the Nodding Mandarins just beginning.
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And just one more - the Hepaticas have a wide range of colors, but Laurel Run has some of the bluest ones!

(do you prefer the original, or the cropped version?)
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Hope to return here soon, to hike a bit higher and enjoy even more of this great springtime! Hope your new season is also rich in discovery!!
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Wonderful series Mole, ya gotta love that 105!
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Looks like a lovely hike, mole.

I can't decide which of the last I like better. Each for their own reasons.

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Wonderful shots! I like the cropped version best - the bits that lead out of frame are mildly distracting and I don't think you lose anything by cropping closer.

I really should learn the name of all of our common wildflowers. They are so much like weeds, while yours look like proper flowers - what a different world.
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