A clump of several chest-high plants of this growing at the far end of Camp 4 in across from the Search & Rescue cabins in Yosemite Valley.
Along the Glacier Point Road. Yosemite National Park. This meadow was covered with snow when i was here 6 weeks ago but now its covered with spring flowers, in July. (Jepson)
Super super bright green in real life
A tubular lichen ? Or?
Some kind of star shaped moss!
Growing in a shallow water run off from the recent rains. Didn't see anywhere else around
Seemed kind of old and dried out
Acorns? No idea
Taft Point trail in a shady wooded area. (Achillea millefolium)
These were stunning when I first saw them. Bright blue petals with brighter yellow anthers and impossibly contrasty. None of my shots came out so i was hoping they'd still be there after 3 weeks. They were, but only barely. The colors had faded and most of the anthers were worn off. (Jepson)
In an earlier shot I took of this, Anita thought this looked like Habenaria dilatata. I think she's right but verifying this with Jepson and CalPhotos is a bit confusing. Earlier versions of Jepson called this Platanthera dilatata. Jepson is fixed now but all the photos at Calphotos still say Platanthera dilatata. (H. dilatata at Jepson) (other P. dilatata photos at Calphotos)
Summit meadow, along Glacier Point Road, in Yosemite National Park.
Growing along the trail to Sentinel Dome in wooded area. Yosemite National Park. (Jepson)
Growing along the trail to Sentinel Dome in open rocky/sandy area. Yosemite National Park. Only about an inch high. (Jepson)
#49 Margined White (castoria ssp.)
#230 Brewer's Blackbird male in courtship display
#26 Western Gray Squirrel
#229 Steller's Jay
#228 White-headed Woodpecker
California Ground Squirrel