As I mentioned yesterday, I’m busy preparing for my presentation on Thursday and the written parts of BPotD will be brief for the next little while.
Here’s a mid-July photograph that will find its way into the presentation. This was taken at a lower elevation on Mount Kobau, near Osoyoos, British Columbia. For information about this sagebrush mariposa lily, please visit the previous BPotD entry on Calochortus macrocarpus.
While driving on the access road up the mountain, I recall thinking “I should have seen a mariposa lily by now if I’m going to see any. I guess I’m too early / late.” Ten seconds later, I saw a patch of a few hundred flowers, including this one. Unfortunately, they do not grow close together, so no opportunities to photograph the colour en masse.