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Monday, April 4, 2011

Yosemite Flowers, Muir

Today I read about the flowers in Yosemite. Muir writes about how the flowers used to rule the valley before farmers came in and plowed it all. FLowers still fill the area but not to the same extent. I am overwhelmed by the detail with which Muir talkes about everything In his book. It is almost too much to take in. For example he writes with colorful language about all the flowers and their habitat and shape and smell and and and... An example of this is "Of the lily family, fritillaria, smilacina, chlorogalum and several fine species of brodiea, Ithuriel's spear, and others less prized are common, and the favorite calochortus, or Mariposa lily, a unique genus of many species, something like the tulips of Europe but far finer" (149).

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Help Support My Photography

To purchase prints of my work please visit my site linked above,www.colorlightphotography.com, or email me at colbyabazs@colorlightphotography.com All proceeds go directly to this photography trip to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.