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Sharing the Trail

July 18, 2014
Bridalveil Creek Trail
Total distance:  6.6 miles

It is common to share a trail with hikers, especially on some of the more popular trails in Yosemite National Park, but I saw few people on this hike.   569 more words


Sea of Petals

A field of yellow flowers brightens a hot, hazy summer’s day.

© Sheila Creighton 2014


Rocket Larkspur (Consolida ajacis)

Doubtful knight’s spur or rocket larkspur is an annual flowering plant, native to Eurasia, in the family Ranunculaceae. Widespread in much of North America, where it was an introduced species, leaves are very fine, palmately divided and are covered with minute hairs. 97 more words


Photo of the Day - 2014-07-22

More familiar critters, this time on Spreading Dogbane along the Rose Point Trail. (July 2014)

Photo Of The Day

~Love The Wild Ones~

“None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.” 

~Forbes Watson

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Random Plant: Pale evening primrose

Pale evening primrose (Oenothera pallida, Onagraceae) is an eye-catching native of the North American west. Found growing in arid regions from British Columbia through Texas, it’s often seen in desert shrublands and pinyon-juniper woodlands. 107 more words