What’s blooming at Happy Jack?

The Pole Mountain area received good snowfall this past winter. Besides providing good skiing most of the late winter and early spring, plenty of snow means lots of wild flowers in the summer. Last time I was up there walking with our puppy, Sadie, I tried to notice and remember how many different flowers I saw. This is a list of what I remember. There were more.

miner’s candle
geraniums
lupine
dandlions
mule’s ears
yarrow
calypso orchids
mountain bluebells
wild strawberries
wild roses
blue-eyed grass
paintbrush
purple pincushions
ladies’tresses
butter and eggs
gay feather
snow drops
larkspur

A friend who has raised cattle said that larkspur is deadly poison to them. Evidently, it works extremely quickly. “Drops them in their tracks,” according to her.

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Author: mastout

I'm a writer and poet who dabbles in photography. I'm interested in many things and love to learn new stuff.

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