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.