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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Harebell in the Rain on Marble Mountain

If you ask me, I think rainy day hikes are some of the best. I hiked up Marble Mountain in New York’s Adirondack Park in search of a flower called Harebell and I was not disappointed. As rain dripped down all around and misty fog pressed in from all sides, I reached the Marble Mountain Vista soaking wet; equal parts rain and sweat from the exertion put into the climb. Once there I was greeted by these happy blue flowers drooping from long slender stems at an exposed rocky outcrop. I imagined they might make a good hat for a fairy.

Perhaps, like me, you revel in a good rainy day hike.

Or perhaps you can identify with the small insects that can be seen resting inside of a Harebell flower as if it were their umbrella.

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