I photographed this flower out in the woods on Paulding Forest WMA a few weeks back. I don’t really know what it is but was beautiful. The flower was up on a stalk with the leaves down closer to the ground. It was growing down in a creek bottom near some ferns, but not in the damp ground. It was very pretty and I had never seen it before.
Hobbit trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This trail reminded me of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien that I read as a kid and of course has since been made into a great movie. It is actually made by water draining down the slope but looked just like a hobbit trail to me.
A beautiful image of gardenias from a house in South Carolina. I was photographing the old abandoned motel when I saw these blooming. I walked over and saw how cool they looked. I only shot a couple of frames and this was one of the best. They are a different variety than what I am used to seeing.