If it is wild to your own heart. Protect it. Preserve it. Love it. And fight for it. Rick Bass
By: calpoppy, 5:09 PM GMT on August 30, 2015
and other flowering plants :))
A great time to go on the trip up into the North because of all the flora that was blooming. I was in Flora heaven. I did a lot of ID shots there were so many wildflowers that were new to me, plus many, many that I have around here or I have seen in other parts of Cali.
This is a type of Cornus or dogwood, but this is a ground cover type that you see in all the wooded areas up north. Called Bunchber...
By: calpoppy, 5:04 PM GMT on August 17, 2015
I am at home in the mountains, that is where I get strength and serenity. And the West has the most awesome mountains to see, climb, and photograph. Here are many of the mountains we saw.
The Sawtooth range in Idaho, in the early morning light right before we had to leave. I could have stayed for weeks here!!
Mt. Robson a World Heritage site and the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, seco...
Updated: 2:13 AM GMT on August 28, 2015
By: calpoppy, 1:29 PM GMT on August 06, 2015
Have you heard of the bison jam in Yellowstone? Well in Jasper National Park on the way to Lake Malign they have a Ewe Jam!! Big Horn Sheep Ewes that is.
Looking for handouts, we encountered many panhandling sheep, LOL!
Along another road were a group of cow Elk, of which one posed for my pic.
Further down the main road through Jasper on in...
By: calpoppy, 1:54 PM GMT on July 21, 2015
Common Merganser with her kids traveling on Pettit Lake
The above is Pettit Lake in the Sawtooth mountain range of Idaho. On the dirt road out Mr. P received a ticket from a US forest service patrolman for doing what we call a California stop, LOL! Prettiest place ever to get a ticket!
The above is Tangle falls which is l...
Updated: 3:14 PM GMT on July 29, 2015
By: calpoppy, 5:05 PM GMT on July 20, 2015
Well the lazy days of camping and loafing, hiking and driving are over! Tagg seems completely wore out in my chair at North Forks, Idaho. Camping next to the Salmon River, where two Ospreys were chasing a Bald Eagle. The Eagle swooped down right behind (sounded like a big wind) then came up beside us and ended up losing the fish he had just caught!
Let us start at the beginning....
We left on Ju...
Updated: 6:55 PM GMT on July 20, 2015