Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 19 - The Red Spruce - Picea rubens



The Red Spruce - Picea rubens.  Photo by Robert Priddy
This Red Spruce lives on the Blue Ridge Parkway by the Mt. Pisgah Inn.  http://www.pisgahinn.com/.
The Inn opens this week; if you have never been there, I encourage you to go there.  It is so beautiful with the views that just go on forever.    When you get up that high at around 5,000 plus feet above sea level, you will be high enough to be in the spruce fir forest ecosystems.  When I was there this week, I saw the blooming red maples.  To be standing under a blooming red maple tree is magical, like you are standing under a living bouquet of flowers.

Rebecca 

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