More summer mountain flowers

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More flowers from summer in the Sierra Nevada mountains to lighten up your winter.

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I especially like this one - I only saw this one example of it. Anyone know what it is?

I especially like this plant – I only saw this one example of it, small and gaudy on the mat of old pine needles. Anyone know what it is?

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So many flowers.

So many flowers.

One-seeded Pussypaws

One-seeded Pussypaws

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Dandelion (with tiny beetle)

Dandelion (with tiny beetle)

White-veined Mallow

White-veined Mallow

White-veined Mallow

White-veined Mallow

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Western Columbine

Western Columbine

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2 thoughts on “More summer mountain flowers

  1. So delicate! They remind me of Shakespeare’s sonnet 65, which starts “Since brass, nor stone” and includes the lines, “How… shall beauty hold a plea, / Whose action is no stronger than a flower? / O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out/ Against the wrackful siege of battering days… ?” But clearly the tough little flowers were doing just fine.

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