Mt. Norman Orchids
From here there is a fine hike through a coastal forest to Mt. Norman, a knob of rock about 600 feet above the water. In the woods today we found these Calypso Orchids growing in small clusters from the duff made up of the needles of firs and cedars.
On up the mountain, we came upon Pinedrops, which are not really orchids, but seem similarly exotic. When we lived near the Continental Divide in Colorado, the Pinedrops grew near our house in the pine woods. These plants are saprophytes, and don't produce any chlorophyll; they have always seems a little sinister to me, but at the same time I love to discover them along a path.
From the overlook, we discovered we could see down into the moorage, and captured this slot view of Indigo.