Friday, April 13, 2012

Elf Orpine, blooming


An Atlanta Audubon Society bird walk at nearby Panola Mountain gave us an excuse to check in with the Elf Orpine at Arabia Mountain...

It was blooming, finally, that last weekend in March.

The wildflowers carpet the outcrop in pleasing patterns of pink and white... 

Sandwort was in full bloom, too!

Enough soil accumulates for these neat little plants to grow...
Enough water had accumulated in this one depression for baby froglets to grow! I hope they mature before the pool dries up...

Arabia Mountain is such a neat place; I can't wait to see what is has waiting at our next visit.

4 comments:

Beth in NYC said...

Finally!

Rabbits' Guy said...

That name - keeps reminging me of a chicken called I think - a buff orpington.

shirly said...

The nature is so amazing, I am shocked deeply!

Katherine Shanley said...

Hi there! My name is Katie and I am an intern at the Maryland DNR. I would like to use one of your photo's for an Educational truck for teachers. I need your permission to use it and your name to cite the image. Please contact me at kshanl2@students.towson.edu if this is something you are okay with.

Thank you.