Blue


WC and Mrs. WC made another trip to Camas Prairie, this time to see the Camas Lilies in bloom. And, of course, any birds we chanced upon. So the theme of this post is blue.

It doesn’t get much more blue than a Mountain Bluebird.

Male Mountain Bluebird, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Male Mountain Bluebird, Camas Prairie, Idaho

But the beautiful and beautifully named Lazuli Bunting comes pretty close.

Male Lazuli Bunting, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Male Lazuli Bunting, Camas Prairie, Idaho

And then there’s the Tree Swallow, which flashes some pretty good blue, and eats mosquitoes.

Tree Swallow, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Tree Swallow, Camas Prairie, Idaho

But the star of the show was the Camas Lily. A single plant is pretty lovely.

Camas Lily, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Camas Lily, Camas Prairie, Idaho

But it’s when you see the lilies in huge fields in Centennial Marsh that you begin to appreciate what all the excitement is about.

Camas Lilies, looking south at Bennet Mountain, Idaho

Camas Lilies, looking south at Bennet Mountain, Idaho

Some of the fields of lilies can be measured in square miles, enormous stretches of blue flowers.

Camas Lilies, looking northeast towards the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

Camas Lilies, looking northeast towards the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

An altogether excellent color, blue. And an altogether excellent day.

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