Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is a park on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Asheville NC, with several trails. Here are some photos from a visit. Mountain Laurel Purple Toadshade A stand of Hemlocks Bridge Mountain Stream Two-Lined Salamander Indian Pink Small’s Beard-Tongue A folded and uplifted rock outcropping Prickly Pear cactus

North Carolina Arboretum

While visiting with my longtime cyberfriend David and his wife Katharine, we spent the afternoon at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Here are some photos from the visit. Katharine and David Walkway Water pond Tadpoles Fence Lizard Pollinator at work Winding pathway Part of the bonsai display Landscaping Fountain Container plants Ferns Lichens Carnivorous … More North Carolina Arboretum

Chickamauga Battlefield

In August 1863, the Army of the Cumberland, under the Union General Rosecrans, was poised to take the important Confederate railroad center of Chattanooga TN, which was defended by the Army of Tennessee under the Confederate General Bragg. In a deft move, Rosecrans swung his army through the Tennessee mountains and cut off the city’s … More Chickamauga Battlefield