We went out to a creek that has favorite summer swimming holes. It was deep and very cold! We found many beautiful rocks that the creek had sculpted into interesting shapes. Our car was a bit heavier after this stop.
We went to photograph our beloved dogwoods and got many wonderful pictures. I included one that has an old farm disc implement that had rusted. The dogwoods are pictured above the rusted piece of the past. I love this!
Redbuds grow wild along the highways and cast a purplish hue over the woods in early spring. I always promise myself that I won’t travel in April because I don’t want to miss this breathtaking show. They came out early this year and were already beginning to get their green leaves. They were still grand.
Not all of the beauty is in the flowers. There are rustic old building that add to the romance. We stopped here and picked beautiful wild flowers in shades of purple, light blue and gold. We were jumping across small rivulets of water taking care not to fall in!!
We had our reward – wildflowers for our tables. We harvested some dogwoods and red buds and brought the outdoors in! It was a glorious day!! I actually had enough flowers to fill three vases. I took a picture of my favorite – it was dogwoods and redbuds. I like this picture very much and may frame it so that i remember this day of beauty, friendship, adventure, and fun!!