Triteleia Grandiflora

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One of the more unusual wildflowers we see each summer is Triteleia Grandiflora.

The tall slender stalk with only one or two basal leaves spring up out of grassy areas and are capped with a cluster of delicate yet hardy and unusual looking purple-blue flowers.

A native to the pacific northwest east of the cascade mountains from Oregon into Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. We have see it growing in open Prairies and up into mountain foothills. Usually it seems that each plant is widely spaced from it’s neighbors or many times we see a single plant spring up far from others of its own species.

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It’s always fun to photograph these each spring and this years we have noticed greater numbers of Triteleia Grandiflora blooming than in the previous years.

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Snowy Monday

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Waiting patiently, both us, and this Snowy Egret. While the Egret is waiting for a meal we are awaiting the true arrival of spring. An unseasonable cold snap we are having brings to mind the T-Bone Walker classic “Stormy Monday” just substituting snowy for stormy on this particular day. Each spring is different and this one is no exception.

Happy Monday and hope your week is off to a great start.

Snowy Egret photographed just a few weeks ago. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Silent Sunrise

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Some days it seems like we awaken to a world of noise. This was not one of those days. Spring Island, BC.

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.