I’m back from the UP (Upper Peninsula)… maybe I’ll post something about that tomorrow or Sunday, if I get time. As for now, here are the promised photos of flowers in the desert—these were taken in my hikes around Virginia City. I bet these hills were beautiful in early May. I was surprised to see so many flowers hanging on at the end of June, but as I pointed out, it’d been a wet winter. Of course, that extra rain also brings out more grasses and, as the good book says, “the grass withers and the flowers fade” and with the extra vegetation, a wet winter often means a more intense fire season as there’s more fuel available. Enjoy!
Fading roses (these were in a vacant lot in town)
Lots of berries this year
Cottonwood trees in Six Mile Canyon
I could have had a "cotton-pickin' good time"
Fields of flowers or weeds; don't ask me what kind, I ain't no botanist.