Elephant’s Head Flower

Dan and I recently went on a pack trip (using mules to cart all our heavy equipment in, which is a treat) in the Sierra Nevada with some wonderful photographer friends. The hike wasn’t easy for me, but I made it, and the beauty of the location was just incredible. We hit all sorts of weather — rain, thunder, lightening, hail, sun — yep, we seemed to hit it all! I’m so grateful that I am able to do these trips, but I realize a couple of things: 1) I really need to work on fitness! 2) I need to learn how to “see” better (flowers I can do, but the “all of it” is such a challenge for me … besides, I’m rather intimidated by the other photographers who are simply amazing).

But speaking of flowers … have this elephant’s head image:

Pedicularis groenlandica, 8.9.22