Take a walk on the wild side

Hello, friends! I'm switching gears a little bit today. I hope you don't mind too much. Although I usually show inspiring interiors and decorating projects, today I want to share some beauty from nature with you. In case you missed it earlier this week, I shared a few ways to use items from nature in your decor here.

We live in a very lush area of the country and like to get out and hike and go exploring in the spring and fall. Last weekend we went on a wildflower hike at nearby Norris Dam and there were lots of wildflowers in bloom. Today, for something a little different, I'm sharing the photos with you in the hopes that you'll get out and go exploring in nature for yourself! No matter where you live, there's something beautiful to see.

Fiddlehead fern



Stinking Benjamin

trout lily

A wooded hillside covered with trout lillies

Fiddlehead fern

Spring beauty

Closeup of Spring Beauty

Bishop's cap

Early Meadow Rue (male)

Celandine poppy

Dutchmans breeches

Dutchmans breeches closeup

Purple phacelia

Purple phacelia closeup

Blue phlox

yellow trillium

River bluff trail


Idiot's tree (we made that one up)

Even fungus is beautiful to me.

Now I hope you're inspired to go out into nature and see for yourself the beauty that surrounds us.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great weekend!



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  1. What a lot of interesting names we have given plants/flowers and trees?? Beautiful photos! Now so much outdoor beauty here in the desert but maybe I can find a few! Blessings, Cindy

  2. AnonymousJune 08, 2014

    Love your photographs, we have all the same plants and flowers here on our mountain! The trillium are beautiful this year :)

    check out these pictures!

    1. Thanks, Michael! Yes, the trillium and lots of other flowering plants have been gorgeous this year! Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for dropping by. ~ Angie

  3. Your photos are fantastic! I love all the wildflowers. They are some of my favorites. You reminded me of all the times I went exploring in the woods for wildflowers and to enjoy nature. Linda


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