Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Seen in Discovery Park, May 17

When I pointed this Hooker's willow out to my Dad, he asked me which famous 19th century naturalist it was named after: Sir William Jackson Hooker, the first official director of Kew Gardens or his son Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, the second director of Kew Gardens. It was an amazingly trivial question, so of course I Googled the answer. It's William.

I believe this is Pacific willow.

And this is youth-on-age.

Bright yellow goldfinch, dark green pine.

Band-tailed pigeon on madrona.

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