Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 153 (Four Mile Trail 3/5 – Penstemon Wildflower)

Pink Penstemon along the Four Mile Trail

Mountain Pride clings to the rock face along the Four Mile Trail

How amazing are wildflowers? All they need is a small foothold and they create a home between the spaces in the rocks. The pink penstemon featured above is Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) and was prevalent along quite a few of the trails.

Against the gray rocks and the dark shade background, the penstemon created quite a flare as it was highlighted by the sun’s setting rays. It was difficult to show restraint by keeping my camera at bay.

You can read more about Penstemon newberryi at

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*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.

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Meta Data – Day 153 YOY – Year of Yosemite

File Name: 0190.NEF
Capture time: 5:07:49 PM
Capture date: June 6, 2016
Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f/5
Focal Length: 45mm
ISO 100
Nikon D3300


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