I’ll be slowly climbing this ski resort mountain today. Hot and sunny.

Today has been pleasant with lots of late blooming plants.

Please let me know if you recognize any of these

Jewel weed:

This one made my skin itchy(? Nettle)

Rutland VT

A few more

Gonna be a hot one, 



  1. Mary · July 17, 2016

    Good Day, Kevin! It is fun to follow your adventure. (Bears, oh my!)
    Your commentary and photos are wonderful. (two white butterflies were my favorite.)
    Thanks for sharing online. Hope you will stay dry today.
    from Mary in Bristol CT (a daughter of your godmother)


    • kevinhikes · July 18, 2016

      Mary, it is so nice to hear from you. How did you find my blog site?


  2. Linda · July 14, 2016

    I’m discovering my botany identification skills are not what I thought they were! So no help from me. But I continue to be astounded by the beauty all around you. I am grateful for your continued efforts to show us the big vistas, as well as the smaller things which many people overlook. I don’t envy the heat and humidity you must be experiencing today. I’m wishing for better weather so you get a much deserved reprieve.


    • kevinhikes · July 14, 2016

      Thanks, Linda. Bending down with a backpack on to photograph a mushroom from an optimal angle is building up muscles that I didn’t know I had!!

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  3. Harry Brown · July 14, 2016

    Great pictures, Kevin. What a lovely walk you are having!


  4. Pat & Marty · July 13, 2016

    Junco- stay cool as you can. Trying to id some of the plants/flowers: Here are my thoughts- The pink flower is a type of wild geranium, red berries- honeysuckle; yellow flowers- St. Johnswort. The green stalks are the fruiting bodies of Staghorn Clubmoss. That’s all I got. Keep on keeping on.
    Pat & Marty

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  5. Kathy · July 13, 2016

    Hi – your photos (as always) are wonderful. The 1st (pinkish) flower looks like a variety of wild geranium, or “cranesbill”. Safe traveling!

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