This post is not about quilting...you don't have to look at Autumn Houses one more time!
Yesterday we hiked to Fourmile Falls and on the way I spotted a small speck of purple off the trail. When I went to investigate, I was rewarded with the Calypso Orchid, or Fairy Slipper. This delicate orchid tends to favor sheltered areas on conifer forest floors and is endangered in the US. It is also only about 1" in size and we all know how I love miniature things!
A side view of this divine orchid.
Little white Trillium was abundant as well.
Thank goodness it isn't four miles of hiking to get to the falls, because the last climb had my legs feeling like lead weights. I am still not elevation acclimated.
Good news...Midnight accompanied the cowboys out to the meadow this am. He stayed clear of the skunk's lair and ran to his heart's desire.