(Possibly) Tolmie’s Mariposa Lily, a tiny little darling

Fortunately, my husband is patient as I frequently stop to examine all the growing things. We had stopped at my favorite Botanic Area off Highway 199 east of Crescent City, California, and I almost didn’t notice this little treasure, barely peeking out from the protection of a rock alongside the trail. I snapped a few…

A winter surprise: The awesome Coast Silk Tassel bush

The “flowers” are like strings of creamy pearls hanging from the bush. Among the joys of living along the southern Oregon Coast is that even in winter (between rains), the weather is mild enough to get out for a walk or hike. And a winter hike turns up surprises, like the beautiful Coast Silk Tassel…