Today we have some greenery from reader James Blilie. His captions are indented, and click on the photos to enlarge them.
Here is another batch of wildlife photo: Plants this time.
Douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii), in the lower elevations of the Washington Cascade mountains.
Two photos of Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) from northern California. These trees are one of the most magnificent things I’ve seen in nature. I highly recommend that everyone see them.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria sp., most likely Sanguinaria canadensis) also from William O’Brien State Park in Minnesota. These bloom on the forest floor in early spring, before the trees fully leaf out.
Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa), taken on the trail to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, very early in the morning, in April 1996.
Sagebrush (Artemisia spp.), taken in northern Nevada, in early April. The view is typical of the Basin and Range country of the high desert in the western USA. A rain storm is visible over the mountains in the background.
Douglas’ brodiaea or blue lily (Triteleia grandiflora). This photo was taken in midsummer in open forest of Grand fir (Abies grandis), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) (and the Western Red Cedars (Thuja plicata) are not far away). This is close to our home in Klickitat County Washington. The forest here is amazingly diverse.