Another day, another great hike. And where would you guess this is? Probably not Rhode Island, known for its beaches. But it IS Rhode Island, on the “Duval” trail which is owned by the South Kingstown Land Trust. It is just a few minutes from our house, and recently my friend and I spend three hours hiking in there.
This is what draws people to this trail in June: the mountain laurels. Kalmia latifolia does very well here in the slightly acidic, well-drained soil. The flowers were just opening, and it was quite a show.
I love how the flowers vary in color from very white to very pink. I will admit I did lag behind a few times on this day, but you have to stop walking in order to take photos, don’t you?