On the west coast, flowers bloom close to the ground, with the occasional apple blossom or climbing wisteria vine teasing us from above.
On the east coast, flowers bloom everywhere. Ground, trees, vines, you name it.
We started noticing this change as soon as we got into Tennessee. Not only did the green tunnel expand to encompass purple and white, but puffs of perfume would envelop your senses unexpectedly, causing you to slow down in search of its source.
The reign of the dogwoods began in Tennessee, although down at that altitude, they were at their final stretch. As we got back into the mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains specifically, the dogwoods were at their peak.
Here are some other trees, some of which I don’t know the name of. As before, if you know it, or would like to correct one of my identifications, please leave a comment!
2. Flame Azalea
6. tulip poplar