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07/29/09 - The Corn Lilies Are Back

We decided to climb Hurricane Hill in the middle of our recent heatwave. Our little trail thermometer gave a temperature of 97F. That was plenty for us, but we made it to the summit despite the heat. If nothing else, the scenery draws one onward. As our reward, the corn lilies were in bloom. We took the little sidespur towards the Elwha Ranger Station, and there they were. The camera doesn't do them justice. After all, their blossoms are green, so it is green on green, but we have a real fondness for these plants.

High summer flowers, but the fields are still green

A killdeer like bird

Late lupines on the sidespur

Corn lilies in bloom

A field of corn lilies

The view from the picnic area

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