Part 2 of the Lovely Morning

The sky was a clear blue.

Beautiful eh!
Blue Sage (Salvia azurea var grandiflora) was scattered here and there like little blue flags.

Foxglove (Penstemon cobaea) have very angular seeds.
Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia) with red tunas stood at the edge of the gully.
So I’m sure you noticed the gully in the first photo. Of course we had to go down. LOL

The weathering of the sides were layered.

This view shows the beginning of the gully. The gully feeds down to another ravine further into the woods. Since I could not spend the whole day here, we headed back up.

The annual Buckwheat (Eriogonum annuum) was my last photo of the morning. Pollinators will use it as did Native Americans for food. There is one species, E. ovalifolium, which was used as a silver indicator in Montana according to FNCT.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. I have watched coyotes eat those red tunas. Why donโ€™t they get those spines stuck in their mouths? If i get just one in a finger itโ€™s the devil to get out๐Ÿ˜„

  2. That ravine looks irresistible, like a landscape from Arrakis, the Dune planet. I hope you found interesting stuff there.

    And – you’re welcome!

    1. Just looking at the power of water on the soils is interesting. Interesting too how film makers could find such out of world places right here on earth. ๐Ÿ™‚

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