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kfbf2 added a caption:Camas Lilies
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Dec 3, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
The line of trees (?) at the foot of the mountains looks like a wagon train to me. Love the composition, so tranquil. Where was this taken? Just beautiful.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Dec 3, 2017 10:21 AM CST

Beautiful, where was it taken???
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Dec 3, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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Congratulations kfbf2! Losta outstanding photos by you!

This is fantastic! wow, that's a nice expanse of Camassia and what a shot!
and I'm dying to know where it is too...
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Dec 4, 2017 8:15 AM CST
Name: ken
Boise, Id (Zone 6a)
Region: Idaho Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner: 2017 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019
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Thanks so much for your comments ! These Camas Lilies were shot in south central Idaho near a very small community known as Hill City. They are only in full bloom for a very short window of time.
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Dec 4, 2017 9:13 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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Ah ha! I see now you are in ID--howdy neighbor to the north ~waving~

What a treasure you have there!!
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it's all making sense now Smiling your award winning ducks too Hurray!
I'll bet it's just as magical to see in person; maybe someday I'll try to catch that window

Lovely photos Ken I tip my hat to you.
Thank You! for sharing them with us
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Dec 5, 2017 10:08 PM CST
Mentor on the Lake, Ohio (Zone 5b)
Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Somehow this photo makes me feel like I am Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and wandered upon this beautiful scene only possible in my dreams!

Thanks so much for sharing this. I was in awe when I first saw this photo. It had my vote! nodding
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Dec 6, 2017 2:11 PM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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An awesome, awesome photo - so clear and yet mystical - as in, "I want to go to the foot of those mountains". It draws you in, and yet you could stop at the front row of those beautiful Camas lilies and soak up their impact for awhile.

In the Database - a confusion? The Camas Lily (Camassia quamash) photos look more purple than the Quamash (Camassia), which is also given the common name of Camas Lily.



The Camas Lily that grows wild in the Kootenay Columbia region where I live, is also called the Camas Lily, but goes by the Latin name (Camassia leichtlinnii). It is a lighter blue in colour. The native Indians used the bulb as a food source.
I haven't put any photos of it in the Database, because they are still on film, not digital. I can take some in May, but mine would be of the wild original stock. Only more modern, named varieties are included in the Database.
The white variety, Camassii leichtlinni 'Alba', was known as the Death Camas, and was not edible. It grew wild on our orchard land in the Okanagan.

All of those botanical ramblings aside, I am thrilled that your photo won, Ken. It was certainly at the top of my list.
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