Friday, June 23, 2017

Foxglove way.

My roommates, Sequoia and I decided to get an early morning hike in before the temperatures got too hot.

My roommates decided to take us to a place called Angel's Rest.  I petitioned that we extend the hike from Angel's Rest to Foxglove way.  Foxglove way is an out of the way trail that is overrun (in a good way) with lots of Foxglove. \

Along the trail there were other wild flowers.
I like this purple one. 
Another nice little grove of flowers along the route. 
Sequoia posing for the camera.
Through my direction and leadership abilities my roommates, Sequoia and I made it to the top of the trail.  Time to catch out breath and enjoy the view. 
Now, we're off on the less populated trail to find Foxglove way.  According to the notes in the book my humans and I were up here in June 2014 and the Foxglove was amazing.  I am hoping for a repeat performance from the Foxglove.

Umm, this trail is a little overgrown. 
The salmon berries have taken over the trail, so far.   Sigh, none of the berries are ready yet. 
This isn't Foxglove. Three years ago the Foxglove was abundant this time of year.  Perhaps I am on the wrong trail?
Nope, according tot his hand made sign I am on the right trail. I haven't been to Devil's Rest and it's higher in elevation than Angel's Rest.  Go figure. 

Is the Foxglove not out yet?  Was our winter too cold for this plant?  Do you think this is pre-season Foxglove?
It may not be a mystery for Sherlock Sandy and Dr. Ben Watson to solve but it's sure strange that there is no Foxglove.  Can't blame this one on Congress or the House either - perhaps the easiest solution is for Sequoia and I to come back in a few weeks to see if there is any blooming Foxglove.   Stay Tuned. 

1 comment:

  1. Well... our foxglove was already out when you did this post and I know you guys are usually much earlier than us. By the way... those purple flowers near the start of your post look beary cool. Nice hike!