Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain.
~ Dejan Stojanovic
During our Black Mountain visit of April 2013 - we traveled down the road to the North Carolina Arboretum. What a Magnificent place! It rained the entire time - so I didn't get out the BIG Camera - but took some shots with my iPhone. If you ever get a chance to visit - I would highly recommend it. Fantastic trails to walk along and awesome flowers and trees! I think that was the most time I had ever spent out walking in the rain and it was AWESOME!
Quite Refreshing to my mind and body.
I don't know what kind of tulips these are - but they reminded me of Peppermints :)
It is often while you are looking for something else entirely that you make the most amazing finds.
~ Marissa Moss
I couldn't have been more amazed to find this Mandarin Duck during a visit to Black Mountain North Carolina. At first I thought it was a Wood Duck. According to Wikipedia Black Mountain is one of the few places in the US with feral populations. Available - HERE