We have dense thickets of Rhododendrons within sight of our front door, but none have bloomed yet. Meanwhile, up at Peaks of Otter these Rhododendrons are showing off in grand style.
We saw them when we stopped for lunch at the Peaks of Otter Restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Further south on the parkway, Flame Azaleas and Mountain Laurel dominate the landscape. If you keep your eyes open you will also see wild turkeys and deer.
I spotted this flock of wild turkeys with two males vying for the attention of several hens. The male in the middle has not raised his tail feather yet, while the one on the right is showing his colors.
It is a beautiful time to travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway.