Yesterday was the Strawberry moon, and one of my favorite things to do is watch the moon rise. This time it was the Strawberry moon.
I ran to get the camera and the moon had already risen above the treeline. I was expecting to see more red, as there was a fire close by, but it was clear. This isn’t red from the sky, it’s the exposure.
Happy May Day! What better way to start the month than with some beautiful flowers!
I went for a short hike last weekend and looked at wild flowers in the East Weaver Basin Trail. It was beautiful, there were quite a few flowers! But it was raining quite a bit!
I managed to get some nice photos of these flowers, native to Trinity county, California. Pictured here is the Calypso Orchid, a native wild flower.
The hike was great, quite a few people, I hope to get back this week on a sunny day.
Hound’s Tongue is another native wild flower to Trinity county. It has beautiful bright green leaves that are broad, and then one large stem or stalk coming out and there are flowers at the top of the stem. There was a lot of Hound’s Tongue flowering and growing everywhere. Where at the Calypso orchid we saw one!
The Trinity county native wild flowers are so beautiful! Many of these flowers do not grow at my house, the area we went for a hike at was very wooded, wet, and hilly. This native wild flower is from the Primerose family.
Next sis the beautiful Henderson’s Shooting Star, this flower is very tiny and delicate with several flowers shooting out, of one star shaped flower. It’s tiny stalk with multiple stalks coming out which have the flowers. There were lots of shooting stars.
These are called Showy Phlox, in the Phlox famly apparently.
This natve wild flower to Trinity county likes the wooded and rocky hillsides, They also bloom in May.
Lastly we have Mountain Larkspur, which is a tall stem with lots of purple flowers. We only saw some tiny ones.
I love apple blossoms, especially the ones with pink.
Apple blossoms soon to be apples. Once again in the cycle spring to fall.