Tag Archives: Virginia Highlands

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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Spring: Pure and Primal Lifeforce

SPRING in the Virginia Highlands For the last two weeks, everything has been “springing” back to life – trees blossom into clouds of soft petals or sprout their first emerald green baby leaves. Animals give birth and teach their young … Continue reading

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