It is nice to look out the window and see a splash of color on these rainy, grey days. The monkshood flowers are looking spectacular. It is interesting how nature works, this flower that is so delicate and beautiful is extremely poisonous. The grey mornings are an excellent backdrop for the rich purple bloom. Monkshood is also know as wolfsbane. It is noted that the Romans used monkshood to poison wells, in order to eradicate wolves. That is how the name wolfsbane came about.
It is still extremely wet up top. We received another half an inch of rain yesterday. The temperatures are hovering in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Please make sure to bring some sort of rain gear if you are hiking up the mountain. I have seen some wet and cold hikers over the past week.
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