Devil's Bathtub. My hike with my niece began with a check on the colors in Devil's Bathtub. Just the merest hints of color were evident.
There were a number of beautiful landscapes along the ponds in the park this day!
Closed Gentian. This was the most interesting find of the day: Closed Gentians blooming along the banks of Deep Pond. These are a protected species in New York State. Believe it or not, these flowers are in full bloom: they never open! Bees are strong enough to muscle open the petals to get inside and back out again. No other insect is as capable in this regard.