Spring Wildflower Show in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Fleabane Daisy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Richard Weisser.There is nothing quite like Spring-time in the Great Smoky Mountains. As the days lengthen and the ground warms, like reawakens on the steep slopes and on the forest floor.

The show starts in March and continues into July. Depending on the species and elevation, one can discover various blooming plants and shrubs throughout the park.

Some of the flowers are large and ostentatious, while others are miniscule and reticent. Many varieties bloom profusely but others might only offer a glimpse to a very observant eye.

Half of the fun is making your own discoveries while exploring the different ecosystems of the park.

Keep in mind that this is also the time of year when reptiles and bears awake from their Winter naps so always stay alert and exercise caution, especially in the more remote areas.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in Tennessee and North Carolina.

White Trillium in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Richard Weisser.

Comments (6)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

The 2nd pic looks like there is some form of bug in the middle of the flower. Simply beautiful

Apr 24, 2013 01:04 PM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Great Photos. Even spring is late here in Florida. My pool was 62 this morning. Pretty cold for the end of April.

Apr 24, 2013 01:10 PM
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Apr 24, 2013 07:27 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Richard, One of the few true vacations we took during my childhood was to the Great Smokies!  Had a fantastic time camping and seeing the sights!

Apr 24, 2013 08:44 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

This is a nice time of year when plants awaken from their winter rest...and as you warn so do the animals!

Apr 24, 2013 09:23 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Richard -- great photos.  As noted above, really like the picture of the Trillium.

Apr 25, 2013 03:08 AM