August 19, 2008

Alpine Wildflowers

Our timing was impeccable with our arrival at Glacier National Park during the peak of alpine wildflower season. The colors of these tiny survivors have been spectacular during our hikes up above treeline. Here is a sampling of some of my wildflower photographs from the past two weekend hikes we took into the alpine tundra.

Rosey Paintbrush
Castilleja rhexifolia

Yellow Columbine
Aguilegia flavescens

Common Pearlyeverlasting
Anaphalis margaritacea

Explorer's Bog Gentian
Gentiana calycosa

Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Eritrichium nanum

Alpine Fireweed
Epilobium latifolium


2 comments:

Patrick Belardo said...

Love 'em!

P. Ollig said...

Thanks, Patrick! Although I don't think they compete with your butterfly pics. And did I tell you how jealous I am of your upcoming trip Down Under? I expect tons of great photos from that adventure!