More summer mountain flowers Posted on March 10, 2015 by toughlittlebirds More flowers from summer in the Sierra Nevada mountains to lighten up your winter. 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? So many flowers. One-seeded Pussypaws Dandelion (with tiny beetle) White-veined Mallow White-veined Mallow Western Columbine Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon) …my favorite!
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.