We did comment on the profusion of rhododendron (aka mountain laurel) bushes along NC 103 going towards Virginia, but they don't bloom until June. And Madison, once a bustling textile town, has a wonderful clock tower that was built in 1919, but the light was sucky.
We also drove by a plantation near the Dan River that was built in 1828 and semi-hidden from the road that would lend itself at another time to snapshots. I researched and found out the owner of the house and will write a letter to see if I can come back onto his property. If not, I'll have to be content with roadside pictures.
So, pictures for the future, but what about today?
Well, Friday while on the walking trail behind our office building I found this little flower:
This is Thalictrum thalictroides or Rue Anemone, a member of the buttercup family. There were also many May Apples on the forest floor, but, of course, they don't bloom until May.
Now that there are all these tiny little blooms on the walking trail, I am chomping at the bit for the weather to clear up so that I can go back and find more to photograph.