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Despite a windy morning, Suzanne and I had a nice hike to the top of Patterson Mountain. The calendar says it is summer and yet the wildflowers still look like spring. I was surprised to see so many alliums in bloom. Some areas were carpeted with them. And still there are lots of bitterroot. In addition to wildflowers we saw a pair of Golden Eagles, a Lazuli Bunting and other birds. We are SO lucky to live here!



Allium and a yellow buckwheat


A tiny daisy, maybe an aster?


Allium and its shadow


A hummingbird visits scarlet gillia to collect nectar with Mount Gardner in the background


  1. Your would-be aster looks instead like something in the genus Erigeron, colloquially called fleabane daisy.

    Steve Schwartzman

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