|This is the Soap Plant that is growing in abundance all over the mountain. None of the flowers were in bloom. The Miwok Indians used it to make soap, as a colorant and a stupifying agent.
|The Soap plant finally begins to bloom in the afternoon. Here is one opened waiting for pollination.
|page from my sketchbook..studies of rocks, soap plant and view..
|closeup of watercolor and pen of north view of bay....