LAUREL of Northeast Georgia June 22

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Around Town

Michael on the Map presents Michael at the Lake


n this series I will be traveling to the towns of northeastern Georgia and western North and South Carolina, sharing my adventures and discoveries as I meet the locals who make up the area. Hop in my Jeep and let’s hit the road!

Take 6: Lake Burton’s Timpson Creek By the time it came time to chronicle my June travels, the forests of Northeast Georgia had at last reached full flourish, offering a dazzling color wheel of botanical greens intermingled to forge a lush, vibrant outdoor landscape. Having pushed through the forest floor and unfurling their coiled caps, the ferns were now tall and full, beginning to bend and round themselves back towards the earth. Bright nuggets of pincushion moss punctuated the thriving woodland habitat, and dogwood blossoms once again crowed their formerly winter-barren branches. Wildflowers aplenty! 70 - - June 2022