Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lately, in pictures

From our hike a week ago.

See the little green huckleberries? We'll have to go back next week and see if the bears have left us any ripe ones. Yum.

Another shot of the lake from the trail.

Flowers in the yard. We don't know exactly what this is, but we call it a mini snapdragon because it functions with the same little "snapping" flower idea but the flowers themselves are teeny, though the stems can reach over five feet. It's also gorgeous in pink. Any ideas what it really is?

This would be the severely top-heavy clematis. It decided to bloom almost all at once this year.

The Butterfly bush (buddleia). It's very tall, the bees and butterflies love it but I can never snap one near it. Or if I do, they're always in a blur.


PariSarah said...

Could that top flower be a dragonshead? Is it tall and kinda bushy?

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!

Jenni in KS said...

Please let us know if you find out what that flower is! I've been looking online and in my books, but without a clearer shot of the individual flowers or a picture of the leaves, it's hard to tell. I did see something called dragonshead that looked similar on one site, but it didn't look like it was native to your area. I love wildflowers:o)

Amy said...

Where do you live? The mountains look just like here in OR. Beautiful, BTW.