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Wicked Dark
05-03-2010, 11:45 AM
hiked up Mt. Waternomee yesterday in a quest to find the B18 bomber wreckage from 1942 (we did eventually find it), but stopped along the way to photograph trout lilies and trillium. I have never seen so many of either species and it was as though they were lining the trail cheering us up the steep slope.

a row of purple trillium not yet opened
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P5026569/855349887_Am5aC-L.jpg

a purple trillium crashing the trout lily party
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P5026503/855347682_AxcuN-L.jpg

they're so named trout lily because of the unusual mottled leaves, the blooms last about a week and the whole plant, leaves and all, dies back until the following spring
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P5026514/855347610_2Pw97-L.jpg

the profusion of trout lilies was really a sight to behold, they covered huge swaths of the hillside, they're about 6-8" tall and 1-1 1/2 inches wide.
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P5026521/855347761_yE2Te-L.jpg

Painted trillium
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P5026479/855346849_nkoES-L.jpg

anyway...still processing photos of the plane wreckage and the giant waterfall on Walker brook.

Marko
05-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Nice set WD!

Iguanasan
05-03-2010, 02:16 PM
I always enjoy looking at some pretty posies. Good set you have here, WD.

(Keep your comments to yourself, MA :p )

Rinkdaddy
05-03-2010, 04:55 PM
I have a picture of a trout lilly but didn't know what it was so thanks for posting it.

Wicked Dark
05-03-2010, 05:58 PM
hey cool, glad to be of service.

Bambi
05-03-2010, 07:37 PM
these are lovely WD. thank you!

JAS_Photo
05-04-2010, 03:04 AM
Lovely set!

Wicked Dark
05-04-2010, 06:06 PM
thanks guys. I sure am a slow hiker now!

Hillbillygirl
05-04-2010, 08:36 PM
Beautiful pics WD.
Have to agree. Hiking sure takes a lot longer with so many stops now.