Little Things (May 2020)

“There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.”

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
California Ground-Cone flowers
A Forget-Me-Not Moth caterpillar feeds on Great Hound’s Tongue flowers
Mountain Strawberry
Little claws
Slender-Tubed Iris
Bark
Tolmie’s Pussy Ears (a Spring favorite)
Squiggles
Striped Coral-Root (with tiny gnat – on second pedal up on right)
Calypso (Fairy Slipper) Orchid (with small, but fierce, crab spider – beneath first pedal on left)
New beginnings…
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2 comments

  1. Not sure. May have been a young bobcat, cougar, or bear. I’ve seen scratches like this on a big madrone on Stein Butte but there they go some 20 feet up the trunk.

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