San Rafael Valley, AZ ~~ Photo by Bill Haas

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Does anyone know what these curious little plants are?  The leaf structure resembles that of an anemone (noticeable when the second photo is enlarged).

Shimmering in the sunlight and their beards fluttering in the breeze, they reminded me of miniature garden gnomes -- tiny, feathered sentinels for the colorful treasures in the meadows around them.
Common Buttercups

Owl's Clover
Bear Grass
Delicious Lupine that filled the meadows with the scent of Nehi Grape Soda!
  All photographed at the foot of Mt. Rainier.