Gray Rabbitbrush and Lupine in June

Gray Rabbitbrush (aka rubber rabbitbrush) looks like wild sage paintbrushes loaded up densely with vibrant sunshine-colored pigments and left out in the sun to dry.

Not to be outdone, stunning bluish-purple lupine putting on quite a show as well…

These photos were taken June 13th near Bridgeport, WA

Blessings! ~ EK

Fiddlenecks in early June // Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Some photos I captured on a walk earlier this month of a plant I was able to later identify as a type of Amsinckia, commonly known as Fiddlenecks.

After a fair amount of comparison and research online, I still wasn’t able to distinguish the exact species. I suspect most likely Amsinckia tessellata or possibly Amsinckia menziesii, but this plant is new to me and the variations are subtle and numerous.

Common fiddleneck is a member of the borage family, aka the forget-me-not family.

Adorable, hairy tendrils growing toward the light…

Hey, that sounds a lot like us fuzzy little humans 🙂

Keep growing! ~ EK