Elaine, of the U.S.

@USelaine

American woman. History. Science. Art. Storytelling. Geography. Culture. Discovery. Humor. http://uselaine.tumblr.com/

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White dogwood bracts catch the late sunlight. The tiny flowers in the center cluster haven't opened yet…

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Garden foliage right now...

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Bison meatloaf is served …

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As the sun goes down, the wood sorrel flexes its flower muscles to close up for the night.

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Wood sorrel mound in full flower, after days of spring rain…

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A couple of late-season purple trilliums, impressing me with their giant leaves.

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Three Tower of Jewels plants, native to the Canary Islands, spotted in Ft. Bragg, California.

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Highway sign alerting slower traffic to upcoming turnout opportunity. Mendocino county.

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Just for you, a turnout with sign, spotted in the wild. Highway 20, Mendocino county, California.

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Just figured this one out from a guidebook - Coast Sun Cup. The yellow seems to have overwhelmed my camera sensor.

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A cousin of irises, native blue-eyed grass flowers have six petals, and can be dark or light purple, or yellow.

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Ornamental strawberry plants bloom amid the rosemary...

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Roadside native plants in the forest, with a healthy clump of Pacific Coast Irises amid the ferns & poison oak.

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Pacific Coast Irises are in their peak blooming season right now, in their redwood region home...

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Overhead view of bearded iris Perfect Couple...

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The next bearded iris opened today, called Perfect Couple ( a reverse amoena )...

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The Misumena vatia spider can change color to blend with its host flower. #doingitwrong

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Farmers' market broccoli buds, from the Brookside School organic garden…

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Farmers' market pepper jam in dappled sun. #pepperporn

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Also, the California poppies are back. #poppyporn

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