Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wildflowers of Alaska

One of the first things I noticed as we drove into Alaska in early June was the amazing number of wildflowers that lined the roads. That was a sparse showing compared to the profusion of wildflowers now in bloom. It seems everywhere I look there are lupine, cow's parsnips, wild geraniums, chocolate lilies, coastal indian paintbrush, forget-me-nots, wild roses and more, and yet more flowers. The air is heavy with the scent of flowers. Aurora took all the flower pictures shown here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle
I just did an entry regarding the garden and found out how easy it is. For some reason I thought it would be difficult!
Alaska -and Canada-had beautiful and interesting wildflowers and it was one of the disappointments on my trip. We were always in such a hurry to move on that I wasn't able to spend time with the wildflower book trying to identify them. Next time!!!!