Monday, April 2, 2012

April 1st at Fall's Ridge

We visited Fall's Ridge Nature Preserve on Sunday afternoon to take in the wildflowers. I've written about Fall's Ridge Preserve before -- it's a great place for an afternoon walk, and it's a very short drive from Blacksburg. The flowers were particularly nice on this early spring afternoon.
Walking up the field from the parking area.

Redbud, up close.

Kiln through some big ol' vines.


Mega trillium!

Rue Anemone

Upstream from the falls.

Slight cascades, upstream from the falls

Looking down the falls with a hillside of trillium on the left

Barrie views the falls from the observation deck

Another photo of the kiln

Heading back, looking down the valley
Note on the photos:  taken with a Panasonic DMC-TS3 on "vivid" setting.