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blackbird

Trad climber
over yonder en th' holler
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 14, 2007 - 11:05am PT
More from the trip this summer... (and thanks, Rhodo!! great pic! I'll make sure What's-His-Name sees it; he most certainly enjoyed the day and still mentions it often! When ya headin' our way?)

random tree stump...

Lidia obtusiloba

grandma's garden...

skypilot (I'll get the Latin later today...)

Abby on the scent!

corn husk lily (another to get the Latin for...)

field of flowers...

Agoseris aurantiaca (false dandelion)
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Aug 14, 2007 - 11:12am PT
HEY! Those look like made up words. Haha!

Prize in the mail to you today BB. :)
nita

climber
chico ca
Aug 14, 2007 - 11:31am PT
WOW!...WOW!..Love Grandma's flower pic-amazing detail! In fields,Bistort, lemmons paintbrush, but what are the blue flowers? .........Beautiful flower Pictures!!

the random tree stump,she has beautiful wavy hair.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 14, 2007 - 11:41am PT
Nice pics, BB. Abbey is a damn twin to my dog Maggie. Actually Maggie has a slightly different head, but they are really similar. Do you know what breed Abbey is? I think mine is chihuahua/terrier. Sorry to put my pic in your TR, but see the resemblance?

blackbird

Trad climber
over yonder en th' holler
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2007 - 05:17pm PT
Thanks again, all!! I was awestruck at the flowers in the alpine and subalpine zones... It was an incredible summer in so many ways!!!

nita - the blue flowers are Mertensia for sure, but as to the species... The book I've got my hands on doesn't break down into species, only genus. (Tall chiming bells/mountain bluebells). The bistort is the bistortoides; I also have a pretty cool pic of the vivipara that I'll post as soon as I can. What type of Castilleja are these?????

Bluering - we think the Abmonster is min-pin/wennie dog (as per a vet or two and her stinky wennie-dog-breath... ugh) but she likely has a bit of fruit bat thrown in for good measure. Judge for yourself!!

BB
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Aug 14, 2007 - 09:58pm PT
Y'all are gonna have this view of the lake when you come visit next time:

Things are progressing. That's Turquoise at the bottom.
blackbird

Trad climber
over yonder en th' holler
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2007 - 10:36pm PT
Yowza RR!! Thanks for the picture... it's gorgeous!! I miss it... Just found out I'm vested in Jan of '08. I'm free to go wherever whenever after that, and you know where my vote is cast!!

How's your - ah - little project going?? Y'all in the dry? Regards to your Honey!

BB
nita

climber
chico ca
Aug 15, 2007 - 12:56am PT
BB, They look like lemmon's paintbrush- Castilleja lemmonii, common in Tuolumne Meadows. In the field of flowers pic.

The above pink flower? Don't know...?? Orthocarpun tenuifolia??
just a guess.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Aug 15, 2007 - 12:58am PT
Bitchethaned, no windows. At least it doesn't pour inside the dining room and onto the computer desk in a heavy rain now. Now we're onto the fun stuff, like cutting off body parts in exchange for kitchen cabinets.
blackbird

Trad climber
over yonder en th' holler
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2007 - 08:29am PT
RR - at least there's a couple of "expendable" body parts to cut off, but to get the truly fine stuff, ya might consider selling your soul or something along those lines. That tends to serve to speed up the finishing process, as well, so most certainly something to consider Regarding the kitchen cabinets... Talk with What's-His-Name...Perhaps that may serve as a tantalizing lure to get him back in your neck of the woods so you boys can konker Windsor Locks once and fer all (which would mean that K and I would have an opportunity to play on the sane stuff!)

nita - potentially the pink one is an albino Castilleja?? It was gorgeous, and there were only about 5 or 6 of them that I saw the entire summer... I dunno, just throwing out thoughts!

Here's one for you that I am at a complete loss as to what in the world it is...
Ran across it when we were at between 10500 & 11000. Wiht the exception of their tendrils shriveling up even more than they already are in this pic, I never saw them progress from anything beyond this point. Intriguing, to say the least... Some type of orchid?? For me, they're usually the most difficult to ID...

Also, here's the Bistorta vivipara

BB
nita

climber
chico ca
Aug 15, 2007 - 10:32pm PT
BB, don't know Rocky Mountain flowers...The only thing that comes to mind with your unknown flower... Lewisia? just another guess?
Thomas

Trad climber
The Tilted World
Aug 15, 2007 - 11:47pm PT
Nice shots BB! I imagine that I could learn a thing or two about digital photography from you.

It is great to see that your trip went well. Ring me up when you are ready to hhit the southern sandstone or NC granite again.

Back to school? I feel your pain...
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