Two photos taken with some haste, out of respect for one of the local resident killdeer who determined I was too close to its nest.
A follow-up to last week’s photo of Delphinium menziesii, this was one of several diverse patches of wildflowers on Hornby Island’s Grassy Point. By no means was the whole area like this, otherwise I could have found a place where the killdeer wasn’t disturbed and spent more time with the scene. More often, it was one or two of the main colourful species in little vignettes such as this.
Locally, we had a long, cool spring. My observation this year is that this resulted in less impressive flowerscapes in the few places I visited, despite abundant moisture. With a delay in flower development of the more colourful wildflowers, the rapid growth of grasses diffused the colour intensity en masse.
Thank you to Harry Hill for suggesting I visit Grassy Point while on Hornby Island, specifically for scenes such as these.