PTOP: Rosey Glow

Whatever you do, do it with all your heart.

That seems to be Camp Hardtner’s motto! The more time I spend there, the more I see how over-the-top wonderful that 160 acres in Central Louisiana is.

Earlier this year, I made trips down to see the mother lode of jack-in-the-pulpit flowers and the mother lode of rose pogonia orchids. This week it was the mother lode of pinewoods rosepinks, also known as rose gentian (Sabatia gentianoides).

What I love most about these wildflowers is the precision of the petals. They look to me like they are carved by laser from color-infused titanium! Well.., that and the actual color, rose being one of my favorites.

But of course, it’s never just one thing at Camp Hardtner. Here’s a gorgeous dragonfly I encountered among the rosepinks…

Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

…and a colorful spider. Actually, I saw several of these spiders ON rosepinks. They too are partial to the color? You wouldn’t think so since it makes their bright-greenness rather visible!

Green Lynx (Peucetia viridans)

Another trying hour/day made possible by these divine encounters. #PTOP #PeaceintheTimeofPandemic

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