A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

South Carolina

Just as we crossed into South Carolina I pulled over for some lunch and had an opportunity to photograph some of the flowers I've been seeing along the highway.  Of course as always, there never is a place for me to pull the Little House on the Highway safely off the road to take pictures.

Sinbad can smell it in the air, we're in a new state.

All of these are unfamiliar to this California Boy.

Is this Dogwood?  

I've been seeing it in most of the states.

This stop was the first place I saw this.

This also.

We stayed in Calhoun Falls State Park last evening.  
The ranger said "I'll give you the best site in the park."

#64 and I agree.


  1. the purple is wisteria. that's all i know for sure.

  2. pretty pics and Sinbad is still as handsome as ever. I don't think the white flowers are dogwood. At least they don't look like they dogwood we have here in Pa. They actually look more like cherry blossoms. Don't know what the rest are.


  3. What a great trip! So lucky to time it perfectly with the fresh springtime flowers!

  4. first photo the best. what an adorable little creature. love how he's checking it out. first flower is Wisteria, second shot is too far away for me to confirm Dogwood. but here's a test for any dogwood ID: take a leaf and hold between thumb and forefinger of both hands, then gently pull apart. if there are whitish strings from the leaf veins, it is a Dogwood. if the third shot is from the same tree, I would lean more towards wild plum or cherry. that's my guess. next shot - don't know. last shot looks like honeysuckle family. lovely all.
    you had a spectacular spot for overnight. hearing spring peepers? or too late for those maybe. thanks for the Sinbad fix. be safe.

  5. I can't tell you anything about names of flowers, but I like them all. Everything is blossoming very abundant there. Your place for the night looks really wonderful, I can imagine why Sindbad is looking outside at this beautiful scenery.

  6. Welcome to SC where I live, I see these flowers every spring,,,,the top one is Wysteria, the second a little fuzzy but probably Wild Plum or crab apple, the third is trumpet vine, and the last is woodbine aka Trumpet Honeysuckle...Dogwood is in bloom now-- hope you get to see it!

  7. Nice camping spot. The flowers are great too.

  8. I think Dogwood is a little sparser on the branch than these are, they come in white and pink and are a popular yard tree.

    What you really have to do in SC if your stomach and diet permit it, is to stop at a barbeque joint for barbeque, slaw, beans &hushpuppies. Find one thats got lots of cars and trucks out front and some smoke floating around that smells divine!
    Take a picture of your plate before you eat it & show us!

    Jo in MN

  9. the second-last vine yellow and russet looks to be a type of pandorea. You sure got a great view/parking site.

  10. Dogwood has only four petals, usually with an indent at the tip of each petal. If you're lucky you'll find them in profuse displays.


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