When we have rain here, we get ourselves to Arabia Mountain as soon as we can. The water in the pools is crystal clear and the cascading water is lovely to see and hear. As soon as the water is on the resurrection moss, it turns an emerald green.
We were very lucky today as we met up with Ranger Robby on one of his hikes up the mountain. Did Robby really dunk his head into the clear cool water to cool himself down? Take a look at the great photos that Richard took of him!
HA! Don't you just love these photos! Look at that one above, with Robby's hair standing straight up! Great job, Richard! And way to cool down, Robby! (Please note, no water was ingested in this photo...the water is clear but still really not safe to drink.)
The dayflowers were beginning to bloom.
The dayflowers will bloom all through the summer...the photo above is from August from a few years ago, just to show you how lovely they are!
See the close up of the day flower? There are two petals at the top and one small petal, whitish colored at the bottom.
The spiderwort is also very beautiful on the mountain, and it is almost past blooming now, but we saw some of these blooming right beside the dayflowers on the mountain today. (Almost everyone calls this spiderwort but we like to call it tradescantia, the botanical name just because we like it.)
Ranger Robby, I hope you like these photos! I told you that you would see them on a post! And thanks for telling me that the wild plums that my Dad is using to make jelly this week is called Chickasaw plums. I love learning new things about flowers and fruit!
Ranger Robby told me today that he considers himself a "Flower Chaser" and I think that he and I have a lot in common.
Hope you enjoy chasing flowers with us!
PLEASE NOTE: All wildflowers are protected and one must not pick them. Robby and I will be watching! And you know Richard will have his camera trained upon you!