Mt. Shasta from Mt. Ashland
Mt. Ashland, Siskiyou National Forest, OR
December 24, 2012
Anaphalis margaritacea “Pearly Everlasting” Asteraceae
Fort Casey State Park, WA
December 17, 2013
Pearly Everlasting, so named for its persistent white inflorescences that hang around well into winter, is a lovely wildflower native to most of North America. It is often seen in the fall/winter bouquets sold by Pike’s Place Market’s famous flower vendors in Seattle. The dried inflorescences and leaves have also been used as an incense, especially around baby cribs.
Stellar Dendrite snowflake (with rime) at 1°F
December 9, 2013
Learn how to identify snowflakes here!