This week’s Photohunt theme is hard-to-find. This is another great theme that is open to lots of interpretations. But the first thing that came to my mind was wildflowers. Our hobby is to search out unusual wildflowers. Many of them are hard to find such as the beautiful lady slipper orchid – Cypripedium montanaum – shown above. We had been looking for this flower for many years before a friend told us a spot to find it. It was well hidden – growing beneath the cover of bushes. Once your found it – you could look around and suddenly see many other that were there before your eyes but very hard to find.
Another flower that is hard to find is Lewisia tweedyi shown below. It grows on cliff sides and along certain dirt roads. It is only in the Wenatchee mountain area of the Cascades in Washington state. It blooms for a short period in mid-May but is an another beauty when you find it.