Odd day, everyone off, guarded. Arguments and discontent. Cutting off and swerving. It was good to get home. Lisa said, Let’s head up the pass. Look for Orchids.
Last week they were small stems. Snow in the ravines. The Tamaracks turning lime with new needles.
This mountains are still full of snow, the sun is tilting in our favour, making the forest bloom as it has for thousands of years, hell or high water.
A bit of bear shit here and there, rocks turned over and stumps torn, getting the early beetles, maybe even before they come out of hibernation.
The Lady’s Slippers were everywhere under foot, making me walk gingerly, drunk like, to avoid squashing such beauty.
5 thoughts on “Calypso Wild Orchids”
Lucky you to have such jewels at your feet.
That is exactly what they are, Jewels! Well put.
Stunning photos of the orchids, especially that last one 🙂
I love the way both you and Lisa know what’s important in life!
They sure are beautiful Bob …
I enjoy looking for mountain orchids each spring. Thanks for stopping by. Take care.