We just got back from another wildflower adventure in Northern California. This was our second time visiting Lava Beds National Monument. It is one of my favorite places – I am mostly drawn to the monument’s high desert landscapes and love the smell of the juniper trees and sage brush. This was the view from our campsite.
Calochortus macrocarpus – Sagebrush Mariposa Lily. Of course this lily was the main reason I had to go this weekend! When I first spotted it, I jumped out of the truck, and right into stinging nettles along the side of the road. Isn’t that embarrassing?! Ouch!