Western Dog Violets, a treat to find.

Margaret Lindgren spotted Western Dog Violets blooming on the southern portion of the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands. They are so beautiful and a real treat to find.

Western Dog Violets by Margaret Lindgren

This wildflower is found in moist meadows. It has medicinal qualities - a tea made from dried leaves purportedly treats stomach distress. And the flowers are used to make purple dye. I'd rather just look at this little beauty in its natural abode.

A big storm is hitting the coast - lots of rain and wind. It's an exciting time to be here, experiencing the full force of the storm.

Thanks to Margaret for allowing me to share her photo with  you here. To learn of Margaret's hiking/tour business, here is her website: http://www.unbeatenpathtours.com/index.html