A little walk tonight turned into a 2 hour hike, a bit longer than expected due to having to double back and find a different trail home because of bears (mama and 2 cubs, black bears, not griz).

Sending a little bit of the Earth's incredible beauty for all who need it right now.

fitheach@mstdn.io source 17  10  mastodon

I did see a couple of flowers that were seaside specific. The first one I found was:

Armeria maritima

This flower is sometimes called Sea Pink, for rather obvious reasons.

It must be a hardy plant that can survive without many nutrients, as I typically found them growing on nearly bare rock. The flowers have five pink petals, and five stamens, ending in prominent yellow anthers.

The other flower I found was:

Marsh marigold
Caltha palustris

These are fairly common in most parts of Scotland, but not where I live. This variety seemed to be particularly suited to the rocky foreshore, in the area above the maximum tide. Even so, they must be quite salt tolerant. Most marigolds I see have five petals, these all had six. Marigolds belong to the Buttercup family.

Just some from last weekend's run :)
These were taken between 1.30 and 2.00 at night, and hopefully show off the benefits of here in , just above the . :)

A little from over at my folks' house.