I spent Sunday morning hiking. It was nice to get back to my normal routine.
These are flowers from the shrub called Silky Camellia, Stewartia malacodendron. It is always a delight to come across one growing in the woods. From a distance, your first thought on seeing one is what is that dogwood doing blooming so late? Then you get a little closer and realize that it's not a dogwood at all and the flowers are quite spectacular.