It’s always an adventure to see who comes to dance… … and then, after making the circuit … … half-drugged, stumbles out… Good times for all!
More important as a food crop than the pretty yellow bell lily … …is desert parsley. She’s cream-coloured… … with short flower stalks, or tall ones… … or purple, when still half-closed… […]
Is this the mariposa lily? Or is this? The light remains. It gives us gravity, or draws the mind forward so it sees the light within the body, if you will. Similarly, […]
I’ve never seen a mariposa lily growing uphill from a stone. Uphill from a sagebrush, yes, but not a stone. They need well-drained soil, which means they grow best where water, snow […]
The shallots I planted last July are blooming now, and replacing the lost nodding onions up on the hill. The sky has noticed. Welcome, Sky! These blue beauties were in the mariposa […]
In Lewiston, Idaho, the mariposa lilies are beautiful. In Chelan, Washington, they are different altogether. And here in the North Okanagan, they have two shades. First, the lilac, slightly brighter than in […]
The Canadian stretch of the Okanagan-Okanogan is not just the northern tip of a vast intermountain grassland created by the pressure effects of wet air being desiccated on its rise over the […]
First the workplace, nothing but the best … Mariposa Lily … and then the worker. Just because a flower is a worksite, doesn’t mean you have to dress down. Beautiful Furry Bee […]
When one insect …. … crawls, buzzed on nectar … …out of a mariposa lily and flies off to the next flower … Zebra Wasp Takes Wing … another insect that was over […]
The mariposa lily and sweat bee dance is late this year, by calendar reckoning, but just on time by the measurement of sun and rain.I’m thrilled that they are here!