Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ABC Wednesday--E

Clicking the logo will take you to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place. She is the hostess of ABC Wednesday.

Here we go looking around the woods for items beginning with the letter E.

Elderberry is popular with the bears. Though I have not seen any bears actually eating elderberries, I have seen what bears who have eaten elderberries have, shall we say, left behind. The berries are very small and very seedy--not so good for human eating, though they are said to make good wine or jelly. This Elderberry picture was taken in August of 2006 when we camped with the grandkids in the Carbon River area of Mt. Rainier. Much of that campground was washed out by the floods in November of that year, as well as the road to reach it by car.

Elegant Jacob's Ladder grows in some areas
along the Sourdough Ridge Trail.

Elephant Head Pedicularis
Someone asked in a comment on an earlier ABC if I had any Elephant Head. Here it is growing along the shore of Shadow Lake.

Sourdough Ridge and Shadow Lake are found in the Sunrise area of Mt. Rainier National Park. Emmons Glacier lies below, seen here from the Rim Trail to Shadow Lake, and is the source of the Whiter River. It is the largest in surface area of the 26 named glaciers on the mountain. (Carbon Glacier is the largest in volume, as it is much deeper.) A lot of debris scraped from its path covers the lower part of it.

See you next Wednesday when I can still pull from nature in the Park--mostly critters for F.

42 comments:

Deb said...

Love these nature shots and your E posts. Have a great day! :D

Sharon said...

I love your E post, beautiful flowers and ghe glacier is wonderful!

ellen b said...

How wonderful to go on a nature hike with you in my favorite part of the U.S. I love the E's you found and I'm looking forward to next time...

dot said...

What an interesting post. The flowers are so unusual and beautiful!

Dirty Knees said...

Thanks for the nature walk! By the way, elderberries make great jelly when mixed with staghorn sumac tea.

leslie said...

Lovely photos - nature is always beautiful in its own way.

Paulie said...

I am just amazed at your knowledge of these wildflowers. Great post for E!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What beautiful nature shots, my favorite is the last one

Ida said...

The Jacob`s Ladder is beautiful! :) Black Elderberries are very healthy. The bears can eat the red ones.... ;)

RuneE said...

Many good Es - I think I prefer the glacier.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hi
This is a good choice of E for elderberry and othetr flowers from which I did not know tha name yet!!

Greetings and have a great aBC day
JoAnn from Holland

daryl e said...

Extremely good .. I am in awE of those Es!

Anne-Berit said...

Beutiful pictures and a great E-post:o)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I love the nature photos and great E's!

Andrea said...

Wow, these are some beautiful pictures.

DeeMom said...

We are looking forward to spring, even more so after seeing your pictures...
Elderberry on a Peanut Butter Sammy, yum o, I am think with soup for lunch :)

Miss_Yves said...

You are a real lover of nature!
Wonderful photos !
Miss Yves

Janet said...

Lovely photos! Mother Nature always has so much to offer.

Petunia said...

So beautiful flowers. A very great E post!

hpy said...

Beautiful nature.

Berit said...

I love all of them :o)

Kim said...

Beautiful pictures

mrsnesbitt said...

I must tell Edmund about the elder!

Nancy said...

Enjoyed your pictures taken on a nature walk.The elderberry reminded me of one on my grandson's favorite children's TV characters...Bear In The Big Blue House.

Argument Cottage said...

beautiful photographs!

Dragonstar said...

These are great photos. Grand scenery and beautiful flowers. Excellent.

Liz said...

What beautiful photos and an amazing place!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to see the
Elephant heads! I seen them
in a book, but never come across
them or anyone who has b/4.

I am so glad you shared your
E photo's for this week's abc
Wednesday!

Have a Blessed Fun Creative
Happy Healthy Year!!!

kRiZ cPEc said...

hmm, love the Elephant Head Pedicularis best. thanks for stopping at my blog

AVCR8TEUR said...

I've never seen Mt. Rainier so close up. It looks beautiful with all that greenery. Thanks for the warning about Elderberries. I'll make sure not to get too close to any during a hike. :P

Lana G! said...

Wonderful E's! Love the area you chose to photograph!!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I like the glacier picture, I wonder how long it will be before the glaciers are no more, just a collection of photographs.

VP said...

I love the mountain photo! We also have elderberries in the garden, but no photographis eveidence - yet.

June said...

Nice shots. I have an "E" too...

Jean M Fogle said...

We have bears here in VA and they also leave their calling cards behind. Usually after they wreck the bird feeders!
Nice post

starnitesky said...

Love your choices for E!

Gary said...

I like your plant idea. How about a ABC plants. You run it, I'll join.

Thanks for the heads up Katney. I have no idea how I got a week off. Maybe I started too early.

Neva said...

You found a lot of "E"s. I am impressed!

Ginni Dee said...

Wonderful E's! Love the Elephant head! Such great photography.

kml said...

Great photos and a great theme for your ABC letters!

Max-e said...

Nice selection of flowers Katney and the glazier is amazing

Mari said...

Flowers are always interesting and beautiful!

Greetings from Kotka, Finland and thank´s for visiting my "E".