With everything blooming on the early side this year, we decided to hit up Andrews Bald on a morning before returning to work. It turned out to be a good choice since the rhododendron were already on their way out.
When we arrived at Clingmans Dome we found ourselves above the clouds.
Despite the dry conditions of the past two weeks, the Catawba Rhododendron that were protected by the woods were in peak bloom.
The atmospheric conditions were stellar to say the least.
One of the golden Flame Azaleas found near the bottom edge of the bald.