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Friday, April 18, 2008

Sightseeing on Friday in Eastern Tn.



This is our motorhome parked right on the edge of a steep cliff. Hope we don't get a wind!!! Tim made this stand to hold our name sign and flag...

This is the flowering Dogwood. We saw lots of these trees today. The Dogwoods don't actually " "bloom" though. What appears to be flowers are actually modified leaves called bracts. The real flowers are tiny yellow clusters found inside the bracts.. . We spent most of the day hiking through the woods and enjoying the flowering trees.. It was a lovely day.. about 75 degrees..... Ended up for supper at Peking"s Chinese Buffet.. UUM!!!
This is a Red Bud tree ( Judas Tree ). It is a native wild flowering tree. Knoxville has over 60 miles of Dogwoods but it was too far for us to travel over there when there are many trees right here.. Hope your day was good ,too.

2 comments:

~The Palmores~ said...

I came across your blog by clicking "next blog" on mine. I am so glad you had such a nice day in my neck of the woods. Welcome to beautiful East Tennessee!

freetobeme said...

Beautiful! I didn't know that about dogwoods...well, we learn something everyday! It's interesting.