Monday, September 14, 2009
Yellow Daisy Festival
It is named "Yellow Daisy Festival" after the daisy that grows on the shallow soil on the granite outcrops of Stone Mountain. Stone Mountain is a huge piece of granite with the mountain measuring 825 feet in height. There is a carving that is over 3 acres on the face of the mountain, with Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson being featured on the stone carving.
These particular daisies grow only in a 60 mile radius of this area and they were discovered in 1846. Another name for them is "Confederate Daisy".
One of the regulars on my blog, Jan Castle, sent me some photos of covered bridges in her area of Oregon....just beautiful! There is so much to see in this wonderful country!