Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mosaic Monday ~Mountain Wild Flowers

On a recent trip to Paradise at Mt. Rainier National Park the wildflowers were blooming! There's a relatively short window so it was great to be there when they were going strong.

The evergreen backdrop really plays up the color of the blooms

Hard to capture, but there were all sorts of flowers growing along the running water

I really wanted to get a closer look but the thought of me tumbling into the icy water held me back!

Pearly everlasting, Indian paint brush and a type of spirea are among those in this floriferous mass

I just love this spot with the little pond in the background

And another angle of the pond

And another...I could have snapped all day!

Here is a close up of some wild asters

Asters and Lupine

Close up of the Lupine

Wild carrot I believe..but I could be wrong!

Paradise Lodge in the distance

I believe Mountain Bog Gentian

Aster close up

I'm not sure what the red berries are ...but I loved this red, white and blue trio

This is my contribution to the awesome weekly event, Mosaic Monday, over at Little Red House. Go check out all of the other beautiful mosaics.


Kathy said...

Gorgeous mountain photographs, Suzy. Great mosaic!

Foley said...

Beautiful mosaic Suzy! Love all the wildflowers but especially the photo of Mt Rainier - the reflection in the water is just awesome!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Oh Suzy, I will be coming back again and again to look at your beautiful mosaic! The reflection in the water of Mt. Rainier is fabulous!! I could definitely spend a month in your area :-) Will you take me in? LOL

Carol said...

What beautiful pictures. I love your mosaic!


Carol said...

I saw Mt. Rainier from an airplane this summer. Thanks for the close-up!

Shelia said...

Lovely mosaic and lovely photos of the wild flowers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzy,

Lovely photography of one of my favorite subjects - wildflowers!

Thank you so much for sharing!


Riet said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo's. They could go right into a calender. Beautiful mosaic too.
Have a nice day
Riet, The Netherlands

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This place is well named. It certainly is Paradise. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow those trees are amazing!! Wonderful mosaic and photos!!

Marsha said...

Okay, this settles it - I am definitely coming with Barb to visit you and we are coming during wildflower season!

We didn't see anything like this in the mountains of CO...too dry? Your center shot of the mountain reflecting in the lake and then surrounded by all the wildflower shots just makes this the perfect should frame it! What a beautiful, beautiful sight the mountains and flowers must have been!

Sherrie said...

Beautiful, Stunning shots!! Love all the colors! Have a great day!


Cynthia said...

Fantastic mosaic, Suzy ... Mt. Rainier is on my "must see" list. Love your pictures of wildflowers. ... I've developed a real appreciation for wildflowers; they truly are beautiful.

I can see why you liked the little pond, what an idyllic setting.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, Suzy, what beautiful photos! There are all so gorgeous but my favorite is the one in the upper left of your mosaic that you also shared other views of below with so many gorgeous wildflowers and the pines and mountains in the background. Wow - just wow!

Bonnie said...

These photos are picture book worthy! I'm jealous. I lived in the northwest and miss it terribly. Especially now when it is still so hot here in the south and you all (I haven't gone ya'll yet)get tohave autumn.

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous, Suzy, gorgeous mosaic and gorgeous scenery! Love this one!

Jayne said...

Oh, Suzy, those are just gorgeous! Such a beautiful area.

Cathy said...

Your photos are wonderful, Suzy. I would love to see those gorgeous wild flowers for myself. Maybe someday.

Joyce said...

Paradise lodge looks like a great place to stay and view the wildflowers. I am so lucky to have peaked in today to see this beautiful area of our country. Thanks for sharing these photos with me.

Tes said...

Oh wow, Suzy, your photos are lovely! You are so lucky to have seen those places! Your mosaic is very refreshing!

Kate said...

Absolutely beautiful! I sit here needing to lift my chin. I so enjoyed the wonderful walk. Gorgeous countryside.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful flowers and scenery! The wild carrot look like the Queen Ann's Lace that grows along the roadsides here...

Beautiful mosaic !

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