Monday, May 12, 2008
Some friends and I were treated to a tour of the Acoustic Cafe Amphitheater, which is situated on an rocky mountain near Hayden.
You know Steve Masterson must be a nice guy, when you learn that he puts on a music festival that's located, more or less, in his yard. I haven't been to the festival yet, but it sounds like good music and a lot of fun. (Check it out at the link above - it's string music that draws people from across the country on Memorial Day weekend.)
Buster, who loves to walk.
Wild Four-O-Clocks, Mirabilis nyctaginea.
I kept thinking that some of the rocks looked like bald heads covered with green toupées. This one even had a nose and ears.
Indian Pink, Spigelia marilandica.
Alabama Larkspur, (Delphinium alabamicum), and a cat whose name should probably be Groucho.
The other very beautiful, but very shy, dog.
Left, Purple Cliff-brake, (Pellaea atropurpurea).
Right, Yellow Passionflower, (Passiflora lutea).
Ragwort, aka Butterweed, (Packera sp., aka Senecio).
Four-leaved Milkweed, (Asclepias quadrifolia).
Solomon's Seal, (Polygonatum commutatum).
Heavy metal cricket.
Carolina Spiny-pod, Matelea carolinensis. Aka Carolina Anglepod or Carolina Milkvine.
More good rocks.
Nettleleaf Sage, Salvia urticifolia.
Whiteflower leafcup, Polymnia canadensis. Grows right on top of the rocks.