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Road Trip, Part II. June 25, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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So where were we…

…oh yeah, coming down Mount Washington in thick clouds and high winds.

We got down below the swirling cloud cap and the worst of the winds and started seeing some Alpine flowers, not the sub-arctic rarities we had hoped for, but hey, we’d come this far for photos, so we stopped to get what we could.

Along the road we found Bunchberry:

Lapland Rosebay:

Labrador Tea:

Mounntain cranberries:

…and Diapensia:

These are showing their little red buds, but haven’t quite blossomed yet.

In an ideal world, these would have been captured as tilt-shift photographs with expansive mountain views, but given the still-high winds, that was not to be.

This time.  I’ll be back.

By now Lizz and I were ready for breakfast, so down to town we went.

Stay tuned for Part Three.  🙂

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1. susan - June 26, 2011

I like the mountains of the east much more than I did when I first saw them. The Rockies and the Cascades are so formidable it’s hard for me to feel affection for them, although I know many who do. The eastern ranges are friendlier somehow even though I understand they’re equally dangerous to the unprepared.

These are very lovely pictures and I’m always grateful you know the names of the plants you see. My friend the naturalist.


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