“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”
― Bob Dylan

Each June I like to make my way to Roan Mountain when the rhododendrons are blooming.  This past weekend, I had something to pick up in Boone.  Since Roan mountain is in the area, Randy and I decided to make a quick trip to Roan Mountain.

We knew that rain was in the forecast.  Some things, like blooming rhododendrons,

are wonderful to photograph in the rain.  The garden areas at Roan Mountain and the forest leading up to Round Bald can take on a mystical quality when enveloped in fog or light rain.

We began our exploration in the garden area.

Rhododendrons in Rain

Rhododendrons in Rain

 

In the Forest

In the Forest

 

Taking Shelter

Taking Shelter

 

Travel Companion

Travel Companion

After leaving the garden area, Randy, Maui, and I hiked up to Round Bald.  As soon as we made our way to the top, the rain came down full force.  We were absolutely drenched by the time we made it back to the parking lot at Carver’s Gap.  Luckily, we have had enough of these adventures to know to bring a change of clothing.

I am not sure how the rhododendrons held up through the heavy rains that happened this week.  I hope to make it there one more time during this year’s bloom.  If you haven’t yet experienced this magical place, put it on your to-do list.

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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    Great time of year to be there-almost anytime is, tho,lol! Thanks for sharing the beauty-love the colors,including the greens & the doggie!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Ron! I agree that almost anytime is a great time to be there. It truly is a magical place. Hope you and your family are doing well!

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    Beautiful photographs and beautiful light. Love your travel companion.

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