Another blog that will be passed over by hoi polloi: no red or orange, I'm afraid. Brown and green--the colors that pretty much guarantee no one (but you wise reader) reads this. But herein is a pretty good story, I think. This cliff is at Tiger Leaping Gorge, I photographed it today (6-25-2019). More interesting than it appears from a distance. Notice that it's brown brown brown. The monsoons hadn't kicked in yet.
|Same cliff photographed Friday, June 15, 2018, 10:02:42 PM|
I blew up the first shot--from todah: notice the invasive Opuntia. Below it, the cliff is peppered with jack-in-the-pulpits! Not sure which species yet (haven't keyed it out)
Here it is from nearby--where I got a slightly closer shot. Interestingly, this wasn't in evidence in the picture from last year!
Slightly closer view showing the two treasures I was most interested in seeing: the resurrection plant (Selaginella tamariscina) and a Gesneriad (Corallodiscus kingii) both were just little brown balls today!
Here's a better view of the Corallodiscus.
What a difference a little rain makes!