These photos are especially for the enjoyment of my dear friend, Daniel Berry, who lives in the Alberta Winter Zone!
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|Western Spring Beauty ~ Claytonia lanceolta ~ Indian Potatoe|
|The Yellow Bells ~ Fritillaria pudica ~ were just starting to bloom|
Brittle Prickly-Pear Cactus ~ Opuntia frilis
The flowers of this cactus are spectacular. In another two weeks it shoud be in bloom.
|A stately and very old Rocky Mountain Juniper ~ Juniperus Scropulorum.|
|Big Sagebrush ~ Artemisia tridenta|
|There was lots of Wolf lichen ~ Vulpina letharia ~ growing on the trees|
Several Lomatium species in various stages of growth.
Thinking Lomatium triternatum...
|Lomatium dissectum or macrocarpum. I'll go back and key them out.|
|Yellow Glacier Lily ~ Erythronium grandiflorum|
Arrow leaf Balsam Root ~ Balsamoriza sagittata ~ We could smell the volatile resins/oils all around us!
|Close up of the Balsam Root flower|
|Looking east up the Shuswap River|
|Fly away, fly away, fly away home!|