Ladies’ Tresses, in this case Nodding, are fairly small and you might not take them for an orchid on first notice. A closer look makes it more evident. Earlier this month, while I was visiting the site where I find the Greater Fringed Gentian posted around that time, I noticed some Ladies’ Tresses just starting to bloom near the trail. When I went back this past Sunday they were well along.
Just an iPhone shot. But I had a closeup in mind and possibly something a bit more expressive.
Beauty in place
What I didn’t capture was the delight of seeing these while listening to the gurgle of the small stream running next to the trail.