A walk in the wild does wonders for the senses and awakens an attention to the beauty of the natural world.
A recent walk in the Mount Diablo State Park provided a first view for me of Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola aka Ithuriel’s Spear in its natural habitat.
Photo 1: Fabulous Fabiola
Photo 2: Queen Fabiola
Photo 3: Ithuriel’s spear
Photo 4: A visitor for the Queen
These clusters of reddish-pink flowers were blooming on the pavement near the village school. Rather striking.
Photo 1: Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber)
Photo 2: Red Valerian and wooden fence
Photo 3: Red Valerian up close
Photo 4: Red Valerian and Purple Toadflax
Photo 5: Red Valerian cluster
Experimented with wild flowers by adding an object that would not usually be seen anywhere near them. An interesting contrast…