Monday, August 17, 2009

Rocky Mountain Love

I just came back from a week of hiking in the Canadian Rockies, one of my favorite areas on Earth. Everywhere you look, you see scenes like this:

In the cities, there are darling buildings like this:

In the country, there are crazy-beautiful mountain meadows like this:

I was in love with the flora, like these Puffball Mushrooms:

And these lovely Asters (or were they Feverfew?):

The food was fantastic--and some of it was right off the side of the trail! These wild strawberries were ridiculously, intensely flavored. One tiny berry explodes in the mouth:

Tomorrow, I'll show you some more of the food we enjoyed. 'Til then, here's another of my favorite plants, called Vetch, or sometimes Fire Weed:

See you tomorrow!

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