Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Painted Hills

We had been hoping for years to see the Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. We escaped there for a weekend and found an unearthly landscape of rare beauty. 

Rough eyelashweed.
Lichen.
Lichen.
Buckwheat and inchworm.
Jasper loves finding lizards!  This little guy looked like a sagebrush lizard.
Pensemon.
Jasper found this magnificent large cricket.
Orange globe mallow.
Yellow sweetclover.
Golden bee plant.
Raillardella.

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