Tonight I visited my absolute favorite spot in all the forest. I wished the place well (which might mean burning, because it’s probably ready), memorized the sights, and rode back to the pavement. Good things are coming; this first columbine, decked out in gold, is surely an omen.
The spring wildflowers have arrived in Eagles Nest Wilderness! Here are ten that I photographed on my hike with @jenniferkaryn23 to Booth Falls.
So stinkin' happy to see these pop up on the property. I just read that #columbine derives from the Latin word for "dove". The inverted flower resembles five doves clustered together. It's genus name #aquilegia derives from the Latin word "aquila" which means eagle. The flower petals also resemble an eagle's claw #learningflowers
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