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MARIPOSA LILY Calochortus argillosus x 2

Wet years in the clay
lilies unfurling, drawing
heaven’s attention.


Yellow mariposa lily (Calochortus luteus)

 I found this  yellow mariposa lily (Calochortus luteus) on a recent trip with my bio class to the jepson prairie preserve. It was an unexpected find to me because we went to study the ephemeral pools and to my surprise we found this flower. 60 more words

Calochortus Fimbriatus, Rare Wildflower

Calochortus fimbriatus, the late-flowered Mariposa lily, is in bloom at the moment in the Santa Ynez Mountains. A patch of the flowers thrives in the droughty dryness and summertime heat on a south facing rocky hillside at this particular location. 92 more words


Rowena Photography

A common question is how to find interesting things to photograph.

A stormy outing to the Rowena Plateau provides a good example.

Blacktail deer are often seen near the oak trees and colorful wildflowers too. 50 more words

Nature Photography

Colonialism and the University in the Okanagan

The Canadian stretch of the Okanagan-Okanogan is not just the northern tip of a vast intermountain grassland created by the pressure effects of wet air being desiccated on its rise over the Coast Mountains and the Cascade Range to the west, or an endangered environment with aboriginal land abuses stretching back into the 1890s, or even the heart and soul of its children, like me, or like this mariposa lily above Okanagan Lake in Vernon… 970 more words

Nature Photography


Flat: the energy that draws motions into a flat plane; to spread out. This energy counters stick (or stalk) energy, which rises to a point, by forming a thin, flat plane, or a petal. 80 more words