I'm not sure, but I assume this is a type of lily. (Taken on the Big Butt Trail.) These are, I'm told, Tiger lilies--non-native.
I've been told what this flower is, but I've forgotten its name. (I also took this at Craggy Gardens.)
This butterfly was on the river above Lake Lure and at the base of Chimney Rock. (I have no idea what the flower is.)
Monarch butterflies at Tomahawk Lake in Black Mountain. (And Ed Frank informs me that these are Tiger swallowtails and not Monarchs.)I wasn't as close to this colorful little duck as it appears. I made him nervous and he kept scooting away from me. Taken on Tomahawk Lake in Black Mountain.