I would like to share with you some of the secrets and the delights of living on the beautiful Mendocino/Sonoma Coast. From the majesty of the Gray Whale migration to the smallest wildflower blooming in a Redwood forest,
let's explore all these wonders together.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mission Bells - they are difficult to find but Frank Drouillard found them.
I have not yet seen these perennial wildflowers. They grow near oaks and can be hard to spot. Frank first noticed the stems and then went back to capture this magnificent photo.
Mission Bells, also called Checker Lily, are members of the Lily family. Their scientific name is Fritillaria affinis. Below is a closeup of the flower.
In Reny Parker's wildflower book she writes,
the sound in the forest
no one's around to hear."
Thanks to Frank for allowing me to share his photos with you here.