Visited the Trail today and if you want to see the Trillium in bloom, it is time to go! This week, the weather is predicted to be warm and wet. Heat depreciates this wildflower mecca. Currently in bloom, I saw Trillium (three types), Spring Beauty, Virginia Bluebells, Cutleaf Toothwart, Trout Lilly, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and purple and yellow Violets. Soon to blossom are Mayapple, Bloodroot, Iris and Broadleaf Toothwort. More pictures in the flickr photostream.
During the first week of April, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Aiken, SC with three friends. We were on a journey that began with an invitation for me to exhibit photography at the Aiken Center for the Arts. http://www.aikencenterforthearts.org/
Our dear friend, Kristin Brown, is the Executive Director of the Center. She suggested a trip for the bridge group, which was to include volunteering at the nearby Masters and attending the exhibit opening night. Unfortunately, the volunteering opportunity fell through, but she kept the four of us busy with tours, lunches and dinners, in addition to the opening. What a great trip it was! We met many of her friends and wonderful volunteers at the Center, toured Aiken on a trolley hosted by a long-time friend of our Pittsburgh acquaintance, Barbara Bolls, and endured interesting weather for both 10-hour trips there and back by car.
I can't wait to go back to Aiken! It is a beautiful, historic city that has Court Tennis, horses and dirt roads for their comfort, early spring flowering and incredible shopping opportunities.
More photographs in the flickr photostream.