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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.

Sunbeam warming orchids on Flickr.In the early morning, the sunbeam briefly lights up the Butterfly Orchid to show off its colorful blooms. Photo taken along the Hillsborough River, Florida.

Sunbeam warming orchids on Flickr.

In the early morning, the sunbeam briefly lights up the Butterfly Orchid to show off its colorful blooms. Photo taken along the Hillsborough River, Florida.

Hummingbird moth on a Button Bush Flower on Flickr.I always enjoy photographing the spherical flowers on the Buttonbush.  The appearance of the Hummingbird Moth just makes the experience completely over the top!  Photo taken along the Hillsborough River, Florida.

Hummingbird moth on a Button Bush Flower on Flickr.

I always enjoy photographing the spherical flowers on the Buttonbush. The appearance of the Hummingbird Moth just makes the experience completely over the top! Photo taken along the Hillsborough River, Florida.

Begging fledgling on Flickr.When fledglings are hungry they seem to want to beg from anybody.  Photo: Begging Carolina Wren fledgling at Dauset Nature Trails in Jackson, Georgia.

Begging fledgling on Flickr.

When fledglings are hungry they seem to want to beg from anybody. Photo: Begging Carolina Wren fledgling at Dauset Nature Trails in Jackson, Georgia.

the provider on Flickr.I was amused by this American Robin as he already had a mouthful of worms and was trying to find more. He must have a nest full of chicks, I surmised. What a good provider!

the provider on Flickr.

I was amused by this American Robin as he already had a mouthful of worms and was trying to find more. He must have a nest full of chicks, I surmised. What a good provider!