As I grow older, I appreciate spring  probably more than any season. To me, it signifies birth and
renewal. After a long, cold and snowy winter, it is exciting to witness spring. Following are a few  
pictures that represent spring in the Appalachian Mountains.
Native trout streams are my favorite places to visit in early spring. Not only
the trout, but the beauty of the landscape uplifts my spirits after a long winter.
Wildflowers are some of my favorite pictures of spring
.Here are a couple of the first bloomers. Spring Beauty on
the left and Blue Violet on the right
While fishing these remote streams, I always find time
to collect my favorite spring tonic - RAMPS
The first trees to bloom in the spring are
Serviceberry first with Dogwood close behind.
Photographs by: Carl D. DeFazio