Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday--M




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M is for magenta paintbrush-- one of three varieties I know of in the park.
M is also for marsh marigold.
M is for marmot.

The Moraine Trail has many lovely views. We can see this unnamed green lake from the Rim Trail, too. It is so green because of the reflection of light off of the glacial flour--a sediment of particles ground formed by the grinding action of the Emmons Glacier, which feeds the White River and whose waters also feed this lake. A Moraine is a landform created by the receding glacier.
And of course, M is for Mount Rainier.

36 comments:

diXymiss said...

Beautiful M shots, KK. ThanX for commenting on my playground shot. Do keep me posted if you decide to go ahead with a location themed meme. It sounds like fun!

Paulie said...

Somehow, I knew you would have Mt. Rainier in there. . . was just surprised it wasn't first! All just beautiful.
Thanks for the MEMORIES!

Müge Tekil said...

Great choices for "M" photos! :)

leslie said...

Your Mt. Rainier reminds me of Mt. Baker that I can see on a clear day from my place.

Lots of good M words. Have a great week! :D

Kostas said...

Very beautiful collection, photographs with marvellous colours and splendid subjects! Amazing post!

Ackworth Born said...

I see you too are on a trail today - quite different countryside of course.

Blue said...

Lovely selection of M's.
Seeing them took me back to Canadian Rocky Mountain visists.

Ida said...

Beautiful shots from the Mountain! :)
The Marmot looks charming. ;)

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a lovely M-post,beautiful photos,all of them.I love the colour of that Lake,wonderful.Have a nice wednesday,and thank you fot stopping by!

Gordon said...

So many lovely nature photos; hiking in country like that must be really rewarding.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Hi. Very nice M-pictures. The Marmot is sow cute.. And the "green lake" very special.

Have a nice wednesday.

Liz said...

Beuatiful photos as always.

Picturing of Life said...

Beautiful M shots. I love the last one.

Hope you have time visit my M Thanks

the mother of this lot said...

Love the mountain shots!

Suburbia said...

Such beautiful pictures.

ellen b said...

Love your M's! Those marmot's are so stinkin cute. I remember the first time I saw one sticking it's head up in the Olympics. I have to admit I'm kind of scared of them, though. The majestic Mt. Rainier another great choice for M.
Have a great week. I hope the sun peaks out a lot up there...

Andrea said...

Wow, all you "M" photo's are beautiful.

Jan said...

A great M post. Love the photos.

John said...

Lots of M in here. And all is great photos. Well done.

RuneE said...

I'm all for Mount Rainier - a beautiful mountain!

Petunia said...

Great M photos:)

Petunia's ABC

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful M's from you to day! You did a nice job:)
Have a nice day:)

Daryl E said...

awwww... I never knew a marmot was so cute .. you take the best animal, bird and flower photos ... among other things!

starnitesky said...

Excellent photographs for the M theme. I love the rich colour of Magenta Paintbrush.

Hulda said...

A lot of pretty M-pictures. :) It is me and my husband at the midnightsun-photo at Kjerstis Hjørne. Kjersti is my sister. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures! This was a wonderful M poat.

Diana said...

that's a marmout? never saw one before. good M's!!

Dragonstar said...

Masses of Magnificent M-words! I can't choose a favourite today - each one is so different and special. Lovely.

kRiZ cPEc said...

wow...fascinating last photo. Thanks for sharing. :)

ExpatKat said...

Loved the 'other side of Rainier'. Thanks for not scaring me with the non-dormant thing! ;-)

Miss_Yves said...

Marvellous choices!
Miss Yves

VP said...

Lovely photos Katney. Our version of the Marsh Marigold here is bright yellow in colour.

Andrée said...

What beautiful photos you take! I especially love the flowers and marmot. Such color and clarity!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Beautiful nature shots especially the Moraine Trail. That water look so clean and tranquil.

Thanks for the funny story about your mailbox, but I bet the ex didn't think so.

mrsnesbitt said...

Sorry I am a little late, been sorting out the blogroll!

Loved the views. It is raining here today so this was a welcome break!

Denise

agnesC said...

Wow I love the view of Mt Rainier with its snow on top that's one of the differences between Mt Kinabalu here in Sabah, Malaysia.