Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday

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I have decided to join in on ABC Wednesday, and I think that I will try to post features from nature for each of my entries. As much as I love the snow in the wintertime, the summertime at Mt. Rainier brings a vast range of colorful wildflowers. Here is a sampling of A flowers.

The Avalanche Lily blooms very early in the season. Along with the yellow Glacier Lily, you will find them where the snow has recently melted away--sometimes peaking through the snow itself.
Anenome, this is specifically the Western Anenome, also known as Pasqueflower. In mid to late June this appears as a creamy white blossom close to the ground. But July's warmth matures it to these "Moptops" about which one visitor to the Park asked me "What are the flowers that look like muppets?"
Arnica seems to flourish through most of July on into September.
This is one of the varieties of Alpine Aster which graces the meadows through the later part of the summer.
Orange Ageoseris, is found only rarely, late in the season, in dry rocky areas along the trails.
Here's the Avalanche Lily I posted before I found the other picture.

22 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the last photo but they are all nice

Paulie said...

Oh, wow! Now I know who to go to to identify my flowers I photograph! Great choices for "A." I'm glad you are aboard!

Ida said...

A beautiful and richly coloured collection of A`s. :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Fantastic selection for ABC Wednesday.
Welcome aboard...the fun starts here! LOL!

VP said...

Wow, that's a whole load of A!

Dragonstar said...

These are great A's. I love to see the wild flowers in other countries.

Jessica said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a fun thing to do!

I tagged you! Check out my blog for the details! You will love it!

RuneE said...

Welcome to the club!

I didn't even know that there were so many beautiful flowers that started with A!

Andrea said...

Just came from a blog posting ALLERGY then come to yours posting different lilies. I am allergic to lilies so I found that odd the back to back blogs. Cute post though.

Dirty Knees said...

Love your wildflower photos, which is also one of my hobbies. You visited my garden blog but I also have another called On the Wild Side http://onthewildside24.blogspot.com
that you might be interested in looking at.

I'm going to be looking frward to your ABC posts!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh, the Anenome's do
look like the muppets!

Thanks for the information
on the flowers.

Beautiful choice.

Have a Blessed Happy
Fun Creative Year!!!

imac said...

Nice A post piccies you have quite a collection and very nice indeed.

Thanks for visiting my lil ol blog and your kind comments.

photowannabe said...

Welcome to ABC Wednesday. You have some great A photos there. i think I am going to learn all about flowers from you.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Katney, First of all, thank you for commenting on my Alcatraz posting and suggesting the interesting book.

Welcome to ABC Wednesdays. I'll add you to my blogroll. You have some beautiful A flower pictures.

Max-e said...

First of all welcome to Wednesday ABC and stopping by my site. You are always welcome.
I like your selection of photos and commentary.

Peter M said...

Those are some unusual looking plants and flowers "A" great start

Jean M Fogle said...

I love the pics! I can see why you didnt want any Action in your pics!

Gemma said...

Hi...love the flowers. :-)
Washington is a beautiful state!
Looking forward to your pictures of nature.

bonnie said...

Wow, I never knew there were so many "A" flowers. Welcome to ABC. There are a lot of people playing this time around. It's exciting.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I have wanted to do the ABC thing too. I love how you are going to connect with nature. You reminded me of a few A flowers I had forgotten!

Dina said...

Wow, you have some nice flowers up there. Even "muppet flowers."

Dina said...

And I love the idea of no "meadow stomping"!