At Mt. Rainier National Park on the Wonderland Trail last week, the alpine daisy was the most common wildflower. To take the photograph, I knelt down on the trail, getting quite close to the flower, yet completely failed to notice the beautiful beetle perched alongside the central disk of the daisy, until I put the photos up on my computer.
I cropped the photo and enlarged it in Photoshop. Gadgets do have their uses! I have sometimes written critically about them on these pages, but when they can complete my knowledge and add to my appreciation of a place I have been, I am most grateful.