Monday, July 13, 2009
Along Elephant Back
We had quite a menu of wildflowers along the Elephant Back trail. I was often trailing Eric by a long distance because I had stopped to shoot another blossom. I found a few that I had never seen before. It felt a little like being on another planet or in another time walking through a Jurassic Park setting of new discoveries.
I was especially pleased to find some wild columbine along the way. This particular one with a subtle touch of pink appeared to be likewise irresistible to the bee headed its way. I thought of my friend Karen who really loves columbine, and prayed for her as I enjoyed the flower.
We thought we saw an elk peeking around a tree trunk. I had never seen a blue one before. Quite a rack! Testing to see if you are reading the whole post. (c;
My wildflower knowledge increased greatly on this trip. I got two books in gift shops because the first was not including all the flowers I was seeing in the park. I still have not identified a few of the ones we saw. There are so many yellow ones that are sunflower types that are hard to nail down. I will have to study the leaf structures and petal shapes to correctly name them. It was exciting to learn and identify new (to me) wildflowers on this trip.
For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.