A recent hike took this blogger out into part of Macon County that I was unfamiliar with. I went with a friend, as we were scouting out some trillium patches. What we found was not quite what we were hoping for, but none the less, it was still a gorgeous sight.
With the heavy rains we had a week and a half ago, there was concern that many of the blossoms on this location’s patches of the beautiful flowers, would be damaged. However, much to our surprise, there was plenty of fully bloomed trilliums to photograph, including this lone red trillium.
The only caveat to this location was that it wasn’t the best spot to hike to, and the angle at which the trilliums were growing made it difficult to stand in one spot too long. That said, there are many spots all throughout the Franklin area that are easy to access and also have an abundance of wildflowers growing. Along the Appalachian Trail, for instance, that runs through the western part of Franklin, is a beautiful hike to explore this time of year.
With Memorial Day Weekend less than a month away, it’ll be Summer before you know it, and the beautiful blooms of Spring will be gone for the year. Time to start making your plans for a visit, or maybe a relocation, to the place you’ve always longed to live and love to visit year after year.
For information about lodging, restaurants, and all the places to go and unwind from the world, please visit the chamber’s website here Franklin NC Chamber of Commerce or give us a call at 828-524-3161. Better yet, if you’re in town, stop by the chamber and browse over all the flyers, maps and souvenirs we have available at 425 Porter Street.
Eric Haggart of Timeless Moments Imaging writes and provides photographs for the weekly Snapshots From Franklin, NC for the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Funding is provided by the Franklin/Nantahala TDC.