Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Friday, January 28, 2011

January Greenery

It seems that after two months of mostly snow cover and ice and some dreary days, that your eye is drawn to greenery when you see it this time of year.  That was the case for me with the plant in this photo, a Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera oblongifolia - a member of the orchid family), which we spotted while looking around in the woods under coniferous trees where the snow is mostly intercepted and with the thaw the remaining snow has dissappeared.  This plant seems as vibrant and in good shape as they are in the summer time, quite amazing given the relatively thin leaves and the harsh cold drying winds before we even had snow in December.

A little bit of greenery is a good sign that we are onto the back half of the winter - at least down in the Bella Coola Valley.  Grizzly

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