While autumn has long been my favorite season, spring is a close runner-up. Those first days of open windows, greening trees, peepers, and even the smell of freshly cut grass just make me HAPPY.
My husband will attest to the fact that hiking with me this time of year is a veritable treasure hunt. And just because I saw a hummock of dwarf, crested iris a few yards back doesn’t mean the next one is any less thrilling.
So here’s a sampling of the glory of Western North Carolina’s forest in April. Come walk with me!