Orchids along Singing Sands

After a great day yesterday at Singing Sands, Kayla and I went back for round two. We decided to take the longer trail before heading home from our weekend away. Along the trail we discovered this grouping of Yellow Lady’s Slipper orchids and I imagined a group of friends arriving to a dinner party. It’s silly but it’s what it looks like to me. And, hey, why can’t flowers have dinner parties?

The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party

Continuing on the trail I found this Indian Paintbrush tucked beside a silver birch log. Since most of the ones I have come across on the hike blended into the beach grass this one really stood out.

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Both Kayla and I had a wonderful time along the trails and we took our time getting back to the car just to savour the time here. It is one of my favourite places to visit.

In Search of Orchids

My friend Kayla and I decided to go up to Tobermory during their Orchid festival this weekend but decided to hike to the locations on our own schedule. Having been to the festival last year I knew some of the places to find the orchids.

Yellow Ladys Slipper

Yellow Lady’s Slipper

My goal this year was to get a good photo of a Ram Head Lady’s Slipper orchid so we went for a hike at Singing Sands. These flowers are very small and easy to walk past if you’re not looking hard enough. There is an area on the trail where a very good grouping of them grow.

Ram's-Head Lady's Slipper

Ram-Head Lady’s Slipper

The above shot was taken at that grove. I’d say I can check this flower off my list. At least until next year.