Wildflowers along Pearson Falls Road, Polk County, North Carolina — 2013-04-20

First, let me mention that there seems to be much confusion about the name of the site. It is either Pearson Falls or Pearson’s Falls. The owner of the site, the Garden Club of Tryon, North Carolina, lists it as Pearson’s Falls on their website, but the road leading to it is called Pearson Falls

Return to Oconee Station State Historic Site for more wildflowers — 2013-04-15

When I left Whitewater Falls, I made a return visit to Oconee Station State Historic Site. This site was orignially established in the late 1700s as a blockhouse for soldiers on the frontier. It also served as a trading post for local residents and Native Americans. The attraction for me on this day was Trillium

Whitewater Falls, Transylvania County, North Carolina — Trillium discolor — 2013-04-15

After leaving the Hwy. 25 road cut (previous blog entry), I drove west to Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is located near the South Carolina border in the Nantahala National Forest. The National Forest Service says, “The word “Nantahala” is a Cherokee word meaning “Land of the Noonday Sun.” The name is

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