Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Two shots I couldn't resist

Look below for my ABC--F--quilting pictures.

At a program about plant survival in extreme conditions, we learned that in higher colder areas, some of the plants that are also common in lower reaches develop special adaptive characteristics. One of these is fuzzy leaves and stems for insulation. I found that on this lupine plant on the trail to Paradise Glacier.

On last week's Skywatch, I posted a picture of Narada Falls looking up into the foggy hillside from the viewpoint that you can hike down to. That viewpoint would be just down and off to the left of this picture. The foggy hillside would be up and to the right. In that picture, you only get a hint of how big that falls is. This one gives you a bit of perspective on that.

Paulie has a delightful picture of part of the trail down today.


Liz said...

I could do with some of those to keep me warm tonight.

Luke Wiley said...

Awesome waterfall!

diXymiss said...

Wow ~ gorgeous Falls! Looks like an eXcellent field trip. How do we get there from the west side?

Love the fuzzy Lupine shot too.

ArneA said...

Long distance?
have to visit Paulie to follow her steps down

Nydia said...

Narada Falls looks amazing fom this view! Never been to a Fall in my life, can you believe that? It must be thilling looking at something so powerful! About the lupine, I remember reading something about it once. Darwin was quite right, Nature adapts herself to survive!

Kisses from Nydia.

Jonna said...

I love waterfalls, and will hike miles to see one.

The plant shot is wonderful.

Daryl said...

Oh so lovely .. and wet ...