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female Ruby-throated hummingbird on Flickr.Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Clayton County, Georgia.

female Ruby-throated hummingbird on Flickr.

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Clayton County, Georgia.

Yellow Fringed Orchid 5 on Flickr.Yellow Fringed Orchid 5Yellow Fringed Orchid, Chattahoochee National Forest

Yellow Fringed Orchid 5 on Flickr.

Yellow Fringed Orchid 5Yellow Fringed Orchid, Chattahoochee National Forest

Yellow Fringed Orchid 5 on Flickr.Yellow Fringed Orchid blooming along the William Bartram trail. Georgia.

Yellow Fringed Orchid 5 on Flickr.

Yellow Fringed Orchid blooming along the William Bartram trail. Georgia.

Sunstar at waterfall on Martin’s creek on Flickr.The sunlight peeking through the dense forest canopy brought out  spots of color over this naturally dynamic waterfall.

Sunstar at waterfall on Martin’s creek on Flickr.

The sunlight peeking through the dense forest canopy brought out spots of color over this naturally dynamic waterfall.

Mill Creek Lower falls on Flickr.Mill Creek Lower falls - Chattahoochee Nationals Forest.  My be playground.

Mill Creek Lower falls on Flickr.

Mill Creek Lower falls - Chattahoochee Nationals Forest. My be playground.

grey fox on Flickr.grey fox

grey fox on Flickr.

grey fox

Plumleaf Azalea on Flickr.Well I have to say that I had a pretty rough weekend.  After being down with a migraine on the 4th and the 5th, I decided to salvage my three day weekend with a road trip to Providence Canyon State Park.  Along with the wonderful scenery (photos to come soon!) I was fortunate to arrive during peak blooming season for the rarest azalea in the Eastern United States. The Plumleaf Azalea, (Rhododendron prunifolium), only grows in a few counties in west Georgia and eastern Alabama in an area known as the Chattahoochee River Valley.  Providence Canyon State Park contains a healthy population of these rare beauties, but you need to venture down into the canyon to see them.  It was certainly worth the trip and made my weekend!

Plumleaf Azalea on Flickr.

Well I have to say that I had a pretty rough weekend. After being down with a migraine on the 4th and the 5th, I decided to salvage my three day weekend with a road trip to Providence Canyon State Park. Along with the wonderful scenery (photos to come soon!) I was fortunate to arrive during peak blooming season for the rarest azalea in the Eastern United States. The Plumleaf Azalea, (Rhododendron prunifolium), only grows in a few counties in west Georgia and eastern Alabama in an area known as the Chattahoochee River Valley. Providence Canyon State Park contains a healthy population of these rare beauties, but you need to venture down into the canyon to see them. It was certainly worth the trip and made my weekend!

suttons gulch falls at the bridge 2 on Flickr.We have the summer rains to thank for scenes like these……

suttons gulch falls at the bridge 2 on Flickr.

We have the summer rains to thank for scenes like these……

suttons gulch falls at the bridge 2 on Flickr.One of the many wonderful waterfalls found in the canyons of Cloudland Canyon State Park, Ga.

suttons gulch falls at the bridge 2 on Flickr.

One of the many wonderful waterfalls found in the canyons of Cloudland Canyon State Park, Ga.

Falls at Sittens Gulch on Flickr.One of the many scenic falls found hiking the canyons in Cloudland Canyons State Park in Georgia.

Falls at Sittens Gulch on Flickr.

One of the many scenic falls found hiking the canyons in Cloudland Canyons State Park in Georgia.