The Mountain Laurel is about to bloom in the North Georgia mountains. In some of the lower elevations it may already be in bloom. At the Hike Inn, above Amicalola Falls, the buds are plentiful and promising. I thought of my friend Nada Bunnell, a professional nature photographer, as I was taking this photograph; she lives at Mount Yonah, farther east, in a forest of Mountain Laurel. Some people are very lucky indeed!