Seeing mountain laurel up close just before it is ready to pop = happiness!
The places I frequent for hiking have an abundance of mountain laurel. It's a woody bush about 3-4 ft tall; very thick and leafy. But what amazes me about it is that this beautiful and delicate flower has found a way to survive in some crazy rocky terrain!
It's that spirit of determination to overcome that I want to leave you with this lunch time. Amazing!