We took a little sojourn up to the Cohuttas today. The grass of parnassus (Parnassia asarifolia) was beyond splendid. We also found some nice late-season cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) as well as two blue lobelias (L. siphilitica and L. puberula) still showing nicely. The orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) still had sopme nice blooms along wet areas. Soapwort gentian (Gentiana saponaria) also retained some nice blooms in scattered locations.
There were a whole host of PPAs (pesky purple asters), goldenrods, and other composites, but it was such a fine day, I chose not to wrestle with them.
Had it not been for the Apple Festival traffic snarls at Ellijay would have been perfect.