Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Orthocarpus Cuspidatus 03
From my road trip up to the northern Sierra last weekend, this is Pink Owl's Clover (Orthocarpus cuspidatus) along the Sagehen Creek trail, Tahoe National Forest.

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15 comments:

Dani said...

incredibly beautiful


Have a great Sunday

Ralph said...

Such beauty in pink. The feeling is as if it has been frosted with sugar or ice crystals. Sweet!

Sylvia K said...

What an exquisite capture, Tom! Love the color and Ralph is right, it does look frosted with sugar or ice crystals. Really superb! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

This is gorgeous!!

Joops said...

That's a beautiful flower!

Arija said...

Up close there are so many wonderful details to see. Such a beautiful plant and photo.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Gorgeous shot, I agree with Ralph looks like it is coated with sugar.

Sweet Repose said...

I've always wondered where they get such interesting names, like lambs quarters and partridge pea...beautiful shot as always, must've been a fun trip!

Hey Harriet said...

I've never seen that plant before or even heard of it but it sure is a stunning image! Beautiful!

Greyscale Territory said...

Exquisite beauty! I have never seen such a plant! Almost like a secret, shimmering treasure of Nature!

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow this is beautiful!! Love it!

Shadow shot Sunday

sarayutouched said...

breath-taking.

Tom Hilton said...

Thanks, y'all! Yes, it definitely has a confectionary look to it...

And the only reason I know what this is, is that over the last couple years I've been making an effort to identify native California wildflowers. I've been posting one every Wednesday over at my other blog.

Donna said...

perfect, just perfect.

ahab said...

Wow, that's really lovely.