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.
I did see a couple of flowers that were seaside specific. The first one I found was:
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:
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 #photographs from last weekend's #midnight #dailyExercise run :)
These #photos were taken between 1.30 and 2.00 at night, and hopefully show off the benefits of #midnightSun here in #Norway, just above the #ArcticCircle. :)
A little #florespondence from over at my folks' house.