Tuesday, March 4, 2008

ABC Wednesday--G


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Bog Gentian grows in damp areas in August. We found it when we hiked to Berkely Park.














Glacier Lilies are found in the early season in the meadows--as soon as the snow starts to melt.



I think this is Gray's Lovage, growing in the dry rocky areas of the tundra.








The Golden Mantle Squirrel looks like the chipmunk, but is bigger and does not have stripes on his face.

Do Mountain Goats travel in herds or flocks? Whichever it is, it is a treat to see them in the high meadows.

These early days of almost spring leave me with mixed feelings. What? no more snowshoeing?/Gee, let's plan a hike! We will probably get a few more snowshoe hikes in before the snow is gone in the mountains. And last summer we shoveled snow from some of the trail bridges on the Fourth of July.

53 comments:

ellen b said...

Hi Katney! I love all your wild photos. How fun to spot these beauties when you're out hiking! Enjoy...

DeeMom said...

awesome

we used to have goats they are such fun

kRiZ cPEc said...

Thanks for your note, Katney.
Nice pictures, esp. the squirrel. :)

Kuanyin said...

Great nature photos for G!

Paulie said...

All great photos but my favorite is the golden squirrel.

granmal said...

Nice collection of "G". I like them all.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great set of G's

Janet said...

That little squirrel is so cute. I like all the photos you chose for "G"

Kate said...

You are very clever Katney and i'm impressed with the variety. Love the blooming plants. PS Thanks for the tip on my url; I couldn't correct it so I just added my name again. Apparently I had a typo in my first try.

Deslilas said...

So many G subjects !
Great, giant.

Dirty Knees said...

You have a lovely collection of wildflowers to choose from!

Lana G! said...

Wonderful pictures - I am so looking forward to spring!

The squirrel is so cute!

Deslilas said...

Mountain or Georgia on my mind !

leslie said...

A great mixture of G words. GOOD job! :D

Picturing of Life said...

you have lots of G photos. Nice.

Hope you visit mine also Thanks.

Hanne Cecilie said...

Great G's !

Gordon said...

Great photos; the squirrel is cute.

Blue said...

Great nature shots.
The squirrel gets my vote too!

Blue

Anne-Berit said...

What a great collection of Gs,beautiful photos:o)

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

Hi Katney,
This is a wonderfull G Theme for ABC wednesday, wow! And its imppressive that you know all the Latin names, the first flower "bog Gentian" (Crocus?)is blossoming here in February already, can you imagine how much the temperature differs from your countrie...:)


Greetings from JoAnn/Holland
Visit my G for ABC wednesday

Helena said...

Wonderful!

Love that squirrel in particular! LOL!

Ida said...

Beautiful G`s! :)

Neva said...

I LOVE how you find flowers for ABC...I am not a gardener but this is very nice.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Just beautiful G's you have. I love photo nr 4:)

Daryl E said...

Oh Katney .. so many clever Gs! Some of them I had never seen before ..

Jonna said...

Loved your G's. I'll have to remember to join your odd shots on monday

Katney said...

Joan's Digital Eyes, the Bog Gentian is its common name--I don't know the Latin names, and I think I am doing pretty well to remember the common names when I have looked them up. It is not a crocus, though it does nave a similar shape. I think those around here who have crocus growing are starting to see their shoots. The Bog Gentian we found at an elevation of around 6000 feet (some 2000 meters).

Neva, these are all wild flowers we found while hiking the trails of Mt. Rainier. I am afraid if I posted garden flowers you would see about two kinds every seek, though I am hoping to do better this year.

Kerri said...

Wow.... Great G post! I LOVE Goats!!

Dragonstar said...

Katney, this is a Grand Group of shots - Great for G. I love them.

Berit said...

WoW so many nice photo !!!!
Have a nice day.

Petunia said...

Love all your pictures today! Great post!

Andrea said...

You found plenty of nice G's to post. Good ones too.

BumbleVee said...

Wow... you get high enough to see mountain goats on your hikes...I'm gonna say herds for goats. I only see them from a distance and high on a mountain crag .. usually while driving through mountains.

Jean M Fogle said...

I wish we got enough snow here to snowshoe!
Enjoyed seeing the pics

Gunilla said...

so many nice G-photos. See you next week again!

imac said...

beautiful flowers and Goats - There's plenty G's here all great photos = what G post.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I really like learning about the plants and the squirrel. I'll be keeping an eye out for them now.

I only seen Mountain Goats once
that I remember in my life. On
a cliff in California.

God Bless and Have a Great Week!

Thanks for stopping by. I added a little tibit about the shotgun after you asked a question.

Kim said...

You have some wonderful G pictures.

Sharon said...

Hi! These are wonderful, what a lovely walk and great to be able to see all this.

abbagirl74 said...

Ah, pictures of spring. Can't wait! Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy said...

I loved the pictures of the wildflowers and explanations about them.The squirrel is cute.The funny thing is that a squirrel was my oldest daughter's college mascot at an all girl's college.

AVCR8TEUR said...

That squirrel you captured is so cute. Goats love Grazing on the Grass. I've been thinking about planting some wildflowers. It's that time of the season.

lisa marie said...

Yeah let's hike it up. :) Looks lovely!

Ninnie said...

Great takes on G. Love the squirrel.

Annie said...

Your part of the world is pretty to see. Thanks for showing all these aspects of it today.

Autumn said...

Great shots!

Lynette said...

Love these G photos--so interesting.

Powell River Books said...

Great outdoors photos. I especially loved the goats. I've seen them, but only far, far away. Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my garden. - Margy

kml said...

A great collection of G's!

Liz said...

You always have such educational photos on your blog (educational for me who doesn't know any of these plants!)

starnitesky said...

Good G photos, delightful flowers.

mrsnesbitt said...

Love the wild photos here. It is great when we have our cameras with us isn't it?

CrazyCath said...

Not visited for a few days....
These photos are AWESOME!
Love the squirrel, and the goats (it's herds - goatherds herd goats {:-)})