Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Best Yet

 These are probably not my best yet photos of the Leopard Lily, but they are the best two lilies I've seen this year as far as color and detail are concerned.  We were hiking along the west side of Spanish Creek in the vicinity of Oakland Camp, perhaps 100 feet from the water's edge, when these two bright, red-orange beacons shone from the surrounding dark green background of Umbrella Plants.  They  topped stems that were 5 to 6 feet tall and leaned over the water of the creek.  Most of the daisies along this trail are drying up and the only other flower flourishing is the wild Sweet Pea, probabnly a mixture of naturalized varieties.  This small patch of Leopard Lilies made the hike memorable.

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