The wind has started blowing. We have only two more weeks at Priest Lake before we journey onward, upward, downward, forward and sometimes even backward.
It is anticipated that our picture files will expand by leaps and bounds once we start traveling again. So, we will share the remaining shots from our walks here at the Kalispell Bay Boat Launch lest we get too far behind.
Have you ever wondered why the Dwarf Dogwood is also called Bunchberry?
You’re probably tiring of berries. Perhaps Thistle interest you more.
Or maybe Thistle do it for you.
If not, you can relax because Thistle be the last of the Thistles.
While we’re looking at flowery things, it should be said that there are some small to just plain tiny flowers out there. (READ: Forty-Somethings need their reading glasses just to see them.)
Nicole and her reading glasses have been on a mission to capture reasonable images of these small to super small flowers. A few hundred shots later, she may not have exactly what she wants but she’s getting close (pun unintentionally intended).
One flower in particular has eluded a truly good reveal until now. We give you…
Here are a few other shots for your viewing pleasure.
Getting up close can be deceptive size wise. The entire length of this Rein Orchid
variant, including long spur, is less than the diameter of a dime. The flower itself
occupies less than 1/3 of that length.
It seems that we may be leaving just a tad too early for birding. A family of Mergansers showed up recently. Perhaps we’ll catch a few more varieties passing through on their way North before we head everywhere but.
And if that doesn’t make you feel better just think of how excited we’ll be to not be out of Earth Balance. Seriously, eighty miles round trip worthy happy. That’s a lot of happy!