These days the conditions are ripe for gorgeous frost flowers! Ground not frozen, but below freezing as moisture escapes the stems. Centuries old Douglas Fir was seen during naturalist New Year Day hike at South Whidbey State Park, and remainder of pictures are from today’s walk. Yay for sun!
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