A cloudy-day hike at Chautauqua

Deepening gray in the west promised more rain, but for now the sky overhead had lightened, and, armed with leash in my right hand, camera strap over my left, and binoculars around my neck, I headed out with Bodhi straight up the middle of the meadow at Chautauqua. Beds of heart-leaved arnica (Arnica cordifolia) popped from the green:

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Hop on the Berry Go Round

The 17th edition of the blog carnival Berry Go Round is up at Gravity’s Rainbow. Check out some fine photos and news of leaves, plants, and flowers from around the country (including my pasqueflower photo from earlier this month). Thanks, … Read More…

A sweet crib

Near the end of our birding-by-ear hike this morning, Eric, the ornithologist from Open Space and Mountain Parks, stepped over to a small tree beside the trail and asked, “Does anyone know who this belongs to?” It was a small … Read More…