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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Timothy Lake

Dusk over Timothy Lake. The calm lake surface was only interrupted by a passing family of ducks in the distance.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Colors of the Collowash


Seems as though the weather has finally made a turn for the better here. While the rest of the country has been suffering through hot, miserable heat waves, we were suffering from rain. Now a typical day is in the high 70's to mid 80's. Sunday was a beautiful day. Got in the car and took a drive up to one of my favorite places, the Collowash River. The water is crystal clear and cold here, but on a hot day, it could not be any more refreshing. I waded across this spot in the river and noticed that the rocks below my feet were a rainbow variety of colors.






Monday, August 1, 2011

Cat Ear

I love it when I am out and about and come across a wildflower I have not ever seen (or noticed) before. This is an example of that. When I hiked to the face of Bald Mountain last weekend, the meadow around and below our lookout was covered in wildflowers. Most I recognized, but this pretty little white lily was a new one for me. It was also a bit of a challenge finding the name of the flower. It is known as "Three spot Mariposa Lily" and "Baker's Mariposa Lily" or "Cat Ear". I like Cat Ear. It seems appropriate ;)