We all need images of peaceful natural beauty these violent and cruel days.
Native California White Iris grow along The Rhododendron Trail in Redwood National Park in Northern California.
Douglas Iris bloom in profusion here as well.
The trail is named for the wild rhododendron that are everywhere.
Asiatic Lilies thrive in abundance.
Since these are wild flowers growing in the forest, there are lots of bugs. These are the eggs of spittlebugs, which seem quite accurately named!
Icelandic poppies are not native,
but were planted by our Innkeeper, north of Klamath California.
Do you see the face on the ancient redwood tree, of the old man in the forest, telling us peace is the only way?
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” John Lennon
Cheers to you from the wise and peaceful forest~
For info on the Rhododendron Trail See: http://www.redwoodhikes.com/PrairieCreek/Foothill.html