The highest honor of gardening belongs to Mother Nature. Here, she has created a bounty of incredible colors and air of sweet perfume. Among the bouquet are Wooly Mule’s Ears, Silver Leaf Lupine, Western Pennyroyal, Lavender Gilia and Showy Penstemon. The Mule’s Ears are a member of the Sunflower Family – with several large, deep yellow flower heads on long stalks. All of the leaves emanate from the base of the stems. The Western Pennyroyal is a mint and has been brewed for tea and used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
You really should see this scene ENLARGED.

Photo: Eagle Lakes Wilderness, Tahoe National Forest, California – USA

It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • John Butler
    John Butleralmost 2 years ago

  • John Butler
    John Butleralmost 2 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful!! Could you give a description of a couple of these wildflowers
    for the group, “Wildflowers of North America?” Thanks!!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    A fine collection

  • Thank You Kala. There was an entire meadow, almost three acres of these beautiful flowers – all in an unspoiled, totally natural setting.

    – John Butler

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Lovely lovely John.

  • You should have been there Julie. It was truly breathtaking.

    – John Butler

  • steppeland
    steppeland10 months ago

    Congrats on your feature in the group Postcard Style (January 31, 2014). Awesome work!

    “Aqua, lime and green”

    You can check all these featured works and leave a message here

    You are now invited to enter your work in the Challenge ‘Jan. 2014 – Best of Featured Postcard Style’

    Good luck!

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