Like clover on steroids .. found at Ypsilon Lake.
Can you see the little elephant heads? Cool, huh. Found these on Old Fall River Road mile 8.
These gorgeous big bushes look like roses but are really raspberries. These were on the Hollowell trail … bet it will be full of bears in a few weeks when these turn to berries.
Today we found a huge patch of Columbine on the Cow Creek to Gem Lake Trail. It always surprises me how beautiful these big blue flowers are.
These deep blue flowers were scattered across Upper Beaver Meadows — but hurry, the sun was blazing and they are fading fast.
I found this huge patch of Beebalm (also called Horsemint) on the Twin Owls Loop. It was fantastic. The bees were everywhere — many were more than an inch long. And so heavy that they drag the flower down when they grab on. These flowers get more interesting as they age — the petals turn from pink to lavender…
I found this one June morning on Cub Lake Trail. These huge flowers (3 inches across) bloom at night and into the day time — but by afternoon have turned dark pink and begun to whither.