Lunchtime Photo

This is a scarlet pimpernel, a very common little wildflower around these parts. It’s named for the tiny bit of scarlet in the center, rather than the vast amount of orange that makes up the rest of the flower. That seems a little unfair, but sometimes life is like that.

April 5, 2019 — Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Orange County, California

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