I thoroughly enjoyed that hike. You really know your plants. I would have had to stop the camera to look up the plants in a book instead of knowing their proper names and pronunciations off hand. :>) This was a wonderful article with a great accompanying article. Keep up the good work.
Very few of us would ever know if you were pronouncing them correctly or not so I would not give it another thought. LOL It was nice hearing your voice after so many years of knowing you online. It just makes me feel like I know you better than ever before.
I loved the story and the trees are fantastic! I too think they deserve respect. The flowers are beautiful and I am always amazed that they are just out there growing :o) It was a nice hike, and I appreciate a person who knows the Latin name :o)