Delicate plume under waning moon

Summer solstice at Arches National Park

Photo by Francie Vandivere
Photo by Francie Vandivere

Spring ended when summer began, Friday, June 21, but the desert flora and fawna are still blooming. A Prince’s Plume is even flowering on top of Delicate Arch. Of the “Stanleya pinnata,” the newsletter of the Canyonlands Natural History Association commented,”What a view it must have from there.” Virginia resident Seth Vandivere smiles outside the door of Wolfe Cabin at the Delicate Arch trailhead.