The Flowerburst of Spring in Boone NC

The Yellow Harbinger of Spring in the Mountains

Let me speak for a moment about the glory of spring in the mountains of Boone, NC.  Every late winter, early March we await the crisp yellow buds of the Forsythia which know better than anyone the season is changing.  It is the last goodbye of winter and the first hello of spring.  There is a poignant, almost painful beauty to these glorious flowers, often known as “Easter Belles” in that they appear and riot before winter’s last bite.  Ergo, these beautiful wonders of nature bespeak the last sharp edge of winter.  Ironically the halcyon days of spring reserve their entry until the flowers of forsythia have faded completely to green.  One of the mysteries of nature and a deep part of my irresistible connection to the mountains…

About Bob de Camara

I've been an aficionado of the high country since arriving from Chicago 20 years ago. The beauty blossoms in the contrast! Second only to my affection for the mountains is my enjoyment of sharing their magic with friends.

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