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Lighting up the Woods: Mountain Laurel

During a Sunday drive through dense woods on the Virginia/West Virginia border, we were delighted to find large areas of blooming Mountain Laurel. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a flowering, evergreen shrub in the heather family. Native to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Angel Trumpets

Angel Trumpets At sunset, they flaunt their dresses of orange satin and crimson silks and hide their poisonous purses. Swaying coyly, they flare their flamenco hems and scent the air with longing and danger. When I first encountered angel trumpets … Continue reading

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