The Longest Day of the Year.5


In an earlier posting (“New Boat on the River”, May 15, 2007) I mentioned the endangered Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies. Here is a photo of some where I didn’t expect them. The well-known rapids of Landsford Canal are full of them, but this site is perhaps two miles downriver from there. Could a new colony be developing, or is this just an isolated, anomalystic occurrance? This location — between the ends of two large islands — has few rocks, making establishment of a new group seem unlikely.

The balance of bright white flowers against dark water and woods made this a soothing place to float quietly in the twilight.

(In case you haven’t realized it yet, the best view of these pictures is obtained by clicking on the photo, which will link you to the Flickr page. Once there, click the “all sizes” icon just above the photo for the full-size view.)

Published in: on June 22, 2007 at 12:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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