Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Downward Rose pose

All Photos by Ned Harris 8/17/2016

I don't know much about yoga, but I have read of the "Downward Dog"pose (albeit in a comic book). When Ned showed me this shot, I immediately thought of it as the "Downward Rose" pose. Try it on Mount Lemmon!! With Frank S. Rose's book Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona in both hands, crouch carefully to closely inspect flower(s); without tipping over or touching the ground, correctly identify flower(s) before slowly standing. I'm happy to report that I executed this move perfectly, winning gold in the aspiring-geezer category. The flowers are Scouler's catchfly (Silene scouleri) (page 78) and are among the many I re-learned on this walk.
And without further ado (or yoga), I'll kick off another Mount Lemmon week (or so).

Beebalm (Monarda citriodora var. austromontana) 117

Cranesbill (Geranium caespitosum) 112

More flowers tomorrow!

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