The Beauty of June

One of the great things about where we live is that every month is beautiful for some reason.

As we warm up - and with normal rainfall this year, June brings the explosion of blooms to our mountains.

And the Catawba Rhododendron - which is found on much of the ridges over 5000 feet - is beautiful this year.

As always, the weekend will find us on the trails enjoying the beauty. Wanna go hiking?


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on June 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Oh yeah, I remember tons of rhododendron when we were in Asheville and Shenandoah. Not to mention mountain laurel!

  2. Lorenza on June 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I’d love to be there with you all!
    Have fun!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. Huffle Mawson on June 11, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I might just have a snooze on the couch while you go hiking, if that’s alright.

  4. Steve and Kat on June 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I definitely want to go hiking, especially if it’s muddy.


  5. Sagira on June 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    That sure is pretty…but I am sure you would much rather see all the white stuff, right? 🙂

  6. NCMountainwoman on June 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. It’s going to be a danged hot hike this weekend. Take it easy.

  7. Emma Rose and the Duchess on June 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    We have a pale pink Rhodie and it is not near as pretty as that wild one! Wow!

    Emma Rose

  8. The OP Pack on June 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    You DO live in such a beautiful area. Those rhodendrons are just gorgeous. We wish you all a wonderful weekend.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. ~K on June 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful rhoddie…
    We’re suffering with the 3 H’s this weekend (hot, hazy, humid)…
    Happy Weekend and belly rubs,

  10. Cocorue on June 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    hi there,

    we can’t blog yet but wanted to stop by to thank you for your support over grandpa’s passing.


  11. Houndstooth on June 11, 2010 at 11:32 am

    One of the things I always loved about visiting my grandma in the South was that there were always so many gorgeous flowers!

    We would love to go hiking with The Herd anytime!

  12. The Army of Four on June 11, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Yes, yes, YES! We’d like to go!
    That rhododendron is really pretty!

  13. Khyra on June 11, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Pawesome blooms!

    I see the KhanineTails are in furry nice form as well!


  14. Shawnee on June 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I is so eggsited coz I gets to see the rhododendrons in the mountains in SW Furginia when we goes hiking there on vakashun pritty soon! I hope they is as pritty as yours!

  15. KB on June 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

    That Rhododendron is absolutely gorgeous! And so are the tails of the Herd!

    We wanna go hiking but, believe it or not, we have below freezing temps and snow forecasted for this weekend… Oh my. I’m glad that I procrastinated about putting the basil in the garden.

  16. Zona on June 11, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I’m on my way!!!!


  17. Priscilla on June 11, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Hiking! it sounds so interesting, especially somewhere which is 5000 feet !

  18. Mr Koda MD on June 11, 2010 at 4:48 am

    5000 feet! Thats a lot of paws… Great shots! Thanks for the comments pals, I will be back in action asap.

    Have a fantastical weekend

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  20. Martha and Bailey on June 11, 2010 at 3:57 am

    We would love to go hiking with you guys – Bailey, in particular, loves to walk alongside bigger dogs!
    It does look lovely there with a delightful splash of colour.
    Have a great weekend. xxx

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