Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine [Campsis radicans] found outside the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on 17 June 2013 and in Asheville, North Carolina on 26 June 2016 and 2 July 2021. It’s a member of the Trumpet-creeper or Bignonia  (Bignoniaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 328-329, says that it grows in moist woods and thickets.  I spotted this same plant earlier this month hanging off a Blue Ridge Parkway overpass.

USDA Plants Listing: Campsis radicans

Trumpet Creeper - 26 June 2016

Trumpet Creeper – 26 June 2016

Trumpet Flower at Kentucky Artisan Center - 17 June 2013

Trumpet Flower at Kentucky Artisan Center – 17 June 2013

Trumpet Flower (with buds)- 17 June 2013

Trumpet Flower (with buds)- 17 June 2013

Trumpet Vine – 2 July 2021

Trumpet Vine – 2 July 2021

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary [Boloria bellona] on Butterfly-Weed [Asclepias tuberosa] photos were taken in our backyard in Fletcher, North Carolina on 24 June 2021. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 286, says “these aptly named butterflies occupy moist meadows associated with woodlands during summer.”

Meadow Fritillary on Butterfly-Weed – 24 June 2021

Meadow Fritillary on Butterfly-Weed – 24 June 2021

Meadow Fritillary on Butterfly-Weed – 24 June 2021

World’s Only Corn Palace – Mitchell, South Dakota

Images from a visit to The World’s Only Corn Palace, in Mitchell, South Dakota, on 15 June 2021.

Corn Palace – 15 June 2021

Corn Palace – 100 Years

1921 – 2021

Side Murals

Corner View

Palace Floor views

Palace Floor views

Palace Floor views

Dignity: Of Earth and Sky, South Dakota

Dignity statue at a South Dakota rest area off Interstate 70, near Chamberlain, 15 June 2021.  One of Ward Whiwam’s concrete tipis is also found there.

Dignity – 15 June 2021

Dignity – 15 June 2021

Concrete Tipi [teepee] – Designed by Ward Whitwam

Visitor to Dignity

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial (1804-2004)

Description of Encampment – Camp Pleasant

Memorial Bridge

Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota

Images from a visit to Mount Rushmore National Monument, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, on Flag Day, 14 June 2021.  Presidents (left-to-right):  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.  Executed by sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, beginning in  October 1927 and completed by his son, Lincoln, in October 1941.

Mount Rushmore – 14 June 2021

Up Washington’s Nose – 14 June 2021

A Better View of Presidents Jefferson and Roosevelt

Gutzon Borglum’s Model (early revision)

Record Room (never completed)

Mount Rushmore Cafeteria

Cafeteria Lamp

Ovid, Idaho

We travelled through Ovid, Idaho on our way to Montpelier on U.S. Route 89, on 11 June 2021.  It was a stop on the Oregon Trail.

Historical Marker at Ovid, Idaho – 11 June 2021

Old School House

Possibly an Old Filling Station

Old Store Front

Days Gone By

Thomas Canyon in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada

Thomas Canyon in the Ruby Mountains, near Spring Creeek, Nevada on 9 and 10 June 2021. It is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It was sunny, windy, and relatively warm when we arrived, but there were snow pellets on our tent when we woke up the following morning.

Thomas Canyon Campground – 10 June 2021

Our Camp Site – 9 June 2021

Area around Campground

Thomas Canyon Campground – 9 June 2021

Sunset on 9 June 2021

Martha on our morning hike – 10 June 2021

Fantastic Sky Colors!

Fantastic Sky Colors!

Snow Still Melting on the Peaks

Snow Still Melting on the Peaks

On the Morning Hike

On the Morning Hike

Snow Pellets on Mule's Ears

Snow Pellets on Mule’s Ears

Look Up to a Summit

Look Up to a Summit

Signs of Melting Snow on the Rock Faces

Signs of Melting Snow on the Rock Faces

Stickers from Other Visitors

Stickers from Other Visitors

More Stickers/Slaps

Snowplant

Snowmelt [Sarcodes sanguinea] found at Emerald Bay State Park and South Lake Tahoe, California on 8 and 9 June 2021.  It’s a member of the Indian Pipe (Monotropaceae) family and “is the only mycotrophic wildflower in the heath (Ericaceae) that is not a ghostly white color or various shades of reddish to purplish brown,” according to the U.S. Forest Service

USDA Plants Listing: Sarcodes sanguinea

Snowplant – 9 June 2021

Snowplant – 9 June 2021

Snowplant – 9 June 2021

Snowplant - 8 June 2021

Snowplant – 8 June 2021

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 3 June 2021.  The Grand Canyon Railway was taken from Williams to visit the South Rim of the park.

At the rail station in Williams, AZ

Sign at railway station

Artwork in the passenger cabin

Passenger car

Looking back in the coach

A happy passenger

Near end of walk to Yavapai Point

View from the South Rim trail

Switchbacks on the trail below

Along the South Rim

Another “Grand” view

Trails below

Out to the edge

Green in the valley

View along South Rim

Zoom out, more panoramic

Lovely clouds

Along the South Rim and more clouds

Back in Williams, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Images from a visit to Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona on 1 June 2021.

Petrified Forest National Park

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

At Home in the Painted Desert

At Home in the Painted Desert

Painted Desert Inn

Painted Desert Inn

The Tipis/Teepees

The Tipis/Teepees

Out from the Tipis

Out from the Tipis

The Tipis

The Tipis

Ram Promaster City at the Tipis

Ram Promaster City at the Tipis

Back to the Park Road

Back to the Park Road

Tipis

Tipis

Tipis

Tipis

Tipis

Tipis

Looking Out to the Van

Looking Out to the Van

Along the Park Road

Along the Park Road

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrification Process – From NPS Brochure

A Kaleidoscope of Minerals – From NPS Brochure

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

In the Crystal Forest

Time to Tumble, slow pokes!

Time to Tumble, slow pokes!

Agate Bridge

Agate Bridge

Rainbow Forest Museum and Visitor Center

Rainbow Forest Museum and Visitor Center

Giant Logs

Giant Logs

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

At the edge of the Rainbow Forest

Martha with Logs

Martha with Logs

More Giants

More Giants