On Tenaya Lake, I loved the pattern this fallen tree-trunk made:
Karen showed me this SNOW PLANT :
This is called the SPICE FLOWER:
This one, blooming at the beginning of summer, has a beautiful, slightly melancholy name...FAREWELL TO SPRING....
Karen's youngest daughter is named after the LUPINE:
It also comes in white:
This beauty is the CALIFORNIA BUCKEYE:
At Mariposa Grove, we saw the GIANT SEQUOIAs: here's Yathin, slightly shorter thant one that's not all that old by Sequoia standards:
I liked the way this PINE CONE took on the appearance of a lotus!
These flowers, too, come out in Spring; Karen said they are a very special sight and are called SHOOTING STARS....
Here are some BACHELOR'S BUTTONS!
The SWEETPEA was a common flower:
I cannot recollect what Karen said this lovely flower was, will id it later!
This is the STRAWBERRY flower! I have never seen strawberries in the wild before....
The pattern these reeds made in Siesta Lake were also beautiful!
There were several POPPIES growing, and I took a close-up of one flower:
I liked this tree very much; someone has painted a picture of a cat sharpening its claws on it! It's as if the cat is inside the wood, clawing it!