A tall, showy plant (nodding stems ~4' long), seen roadside in a residential area. I've stayed away from most of the dandelion-like species so far, but this one whispered sweet nothings to my camera.
10/06/2010, 11:27 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/3 sec, f/11, 80mm (EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM), ISO 100
Exactly one gull was to be found here near the summit. Maybe the tourists provide a better meal than the sea.
Sorry about the blur- but this was grebe-like, mostly gray, with a brown head.
Pie-bald is a rare genetic variant that's shows in many animals including humans.
8-point Buck 20ft. From Eagle Lake cartridge trail.
Abundant downy rattlesnake-plantain.
Sandwort. I think this is mountain sandwort (mat-forming), but M. groenlandica and M. glabra are nearly indistinguishable in this area.
Goldenrod near summit.