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Spring has sprung and I'm oh, so glad

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By Alice Du Pont

Spring is my favorite season of the year. It's so beautiful. Between the blooming dogwood trees and the azalea bushes the ride through the the countryside is amazingly beautiful. Every year I take a Sunday afternoon off, get in my car, and ride.

My favorite place to ride is north on the Attapulgus Highway. I start at King Street and continue until I end up in Georgia. I don't know of another more scenic route in this area. Undoubtedly, there are other scenic roads and streets in our vicinity but I don't know about them.

The cost of observing nature's beauty is the price of gasoline. There is nothing prettier than nature itself. Some dogwoods grow in various shapes, depending on which way they are blown during a heavy wind and rain event. Others are straight and tall with branches that look as if they have been carved. They frame sections of the highway and look as if they have been painted on the side of the road. If you look closely into the woods you can often see some just off the highway. It looks as if they are playing peek-a-boo with me.

The majestic azaleas are just as impressive. The different shades of pink and lavender make the perfect backdrop for the occasional eye-popping white azaleas.  

If you know of a particularly pretty stretch of road, please share it with me and I'll be sure to pass it along to the readers.

E-mail your comments and suggestions to me at adupont@gadcotimes.com.Spring is my favorite season of the year. It's so beautiful. Between the blooming dogwood trees and the azalea bushes the ride through the the countryside is amazingly beautiful.