Penstemons are popping up all over roadsides and walking trails. They are also known as beardtongues, they come in many different shades. Here are a couple from my area in northern Arizona.
There are over 250 species of penstemons in North America and east Asia. They are also called beard tongues because of the appearance of an open mouth with a fuzzy tongue sticking out. They are usually a deciduous plant that can reach up to ten feet tall. Penstemons are mostly ornamental, but have also been used… Read More LOVELY PENSTEMONS
Day hikes are an inexpensive and engaging form of exercise. Hiking can also be a way to get together with great people. The experience of letting go of time and immersing oneself in the path and its surrounding can very fascinating. Go prepared and just be in that moment. These are photos from some recent… Read More HIKE MORE
Color is bursting from blooms on the summer mountain trails. As of late, I am literally seeing a rainbow of hues in the plant life. Here are some wild plants on my morning trail…