At the lower elevations of the Appalachian Trail, we saw a single pink Azalea bloom on April 27, 2008
The beautiful bell-shaped white flowers were in full bloom at the top of the Appalachian Trail's McAfee's Knob on April 27, 2008
On the property of The Home Place in Catawba, Virginia, stands a Chinese Chestnut. Since the Chestnut blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) originated from Asia with the Chinese Chestnut, the two species evolved together allowing the Chinese Chestnut to develop a resistance to the fungus.
WIth this observation, I can add the sense of taste. I ate one of the chestnuts. It was delicious!