I went out this morning to take some more flower photos and regardless of the flower species of interest, I found it was hard to take a photograph without at least one Balsam Root blossom in the background. On some slopes like this one, there seemed to be nothing but Balsam Root. It is normally the most predominant of our wildflowers but this year it seems to have really taken over.
Most of the time the birds get to the actual wild strawberry berries, but once in a while we get to them first. They are small, no larger than the fingernail on your little finger but have as much flavor as several domestic strawberries all rolled into that one little package. I hope those birds appreciate what they’re getting.