Monday, February 25, 2013

Coastal Plain Springtime - MST Day 12

It wasn't a very spring-like day, but spring began "bustin' out all over" here on the NC Coastal Plain about a week ago.  Daffodils of many varieties are in bloom.  The shot above was taken on today's Mountains-to-Sea Trail scouting hike on the approach to the bridge over the NE Cape Fear River near I-40 exit 408--that's about 20 miles north of Wilmington, NC.

Not far away, along Shaw Highway, these creeping phlox were in bloom.

And some of the early flowering Bradford Pears are blooming as well.  I had to be careful not to upset this tree's fierce looking little guardian:

Today's hike was all road walking.  But that didn't mean it was dull.  This shot of an abandoned house with abundant Spanish moss reminded me how close I was to the "Low Country."

I even had a "Yogi Berra moment", when I came to an unexpected fork in the road--Following Yogi's advice, I just had to take it.  (Well, take its picture anyway).


Here's a map of the route of today's walk, and a link to more of the photos I took along the way:

MST Day 12 - NE Cape Fear River at EveryTrail
EveryTrail - Find the best Hiking near Wilmington, North Carolina

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