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Mammaries 31 August 2011 part one

More wind and rain and then another fabulous day.  Otter Lake was like a mirror.

fallen tree at Otter LakeBecause of the wet spring and summer, we have a lot of mushrooms.  Higher up in the forest was this large clump of cauliflower mushroom that grew so strongly, it pushed up a chunk of forest floor.

cauliflower mushroomThe bottom of Long Meadow had a nice display of common red paintbrush.

paintbrush in Long Meadow

at the top of Long Meadow a nice clump of Mountain Arnica was blooming.

Mountain ArnicaBecause I was alone, I did not stick to the trail and wandered over the tundra above the treeline.  Here is a nice view of my lake with cotton grass in the foreground.

common cotton grassBog orchids were still plentiful – their perfume was divine – her are some mixed with sword-leaved scenecio.

bog orchids and sword-leafed scenecioI followed the creek up to the Mammary Lakes.