I skirted along the south facing Serpentine slope and that is when it started. Snow pellets. I guess not as saturating as rain. So much for protection from the Olympic Rain shadow. I was again struck by how well the flowers, looking so delicate, stood up to the harsh weather of the previous 24 hours.
A tall stalk and bud caught my eye. I stepped a bit closer and then it popped out at me, a Chocolate Lily.