Weekend wildflowers, waterfalls & Greek mythology

Continuing with the wildflower theme, I was very excited to spot a new white flower I haven't seen before on my hiking date with husband this morning: the exotically named Grass of Parnassus. Mount Parnassus is located in Greece, and according to Greek mythology, was sacred to Apollo the sun god and was the home of Pegasus, the winged horse. Fascinating how a little wildflower spotting can lead to a Greek mythology lesson...

The South Fork trailhead is located on a public access road that winds through Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch, which is a pretty spectacular place. Great views of the Spanish Peaks abound, along with flower-filled fields; we stopped at the gorgeous Pioneer Falls for a picnic before heading back. Definitely going to add this one to the retreat hiking menu. Now for a bit of post-hike yoga and I'll be set for Sunday evening, aaaahhhhh. Namaste.

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