The Wildflowers of Mount Rainier

July 19, 2013

Wildflowers in the alpine meadows at Sunrise, Mount Rainier

Wildflowers in the alpine meadows at Sunrise, Mount Rainier

It was early in the season for hiking at Mount Rainier — the trails were still covered with snow patches — but the wildflowers were in bloom.  That spectacle alone made the day trip worth while.  Enjoy!

Magenta Indian Paintbrush dotted the ditches along the road to Sunrise

Magenta Indian Paintbrush dotted the ditches along the road to Sunrise

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Western anemones

Western anemones

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Lupines

Lupines

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Bear grass

Bear grass

I think these are yellow avalanche lilies

I think these are yellow avalanche lilies

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Avalance lilies.  They simply carpeted the forest floor along a trail near Tipsoo Lake.

Avalanche lilies. They simply carpeted the forest floor along a trail near Tipsoo Lake.

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Avalanche lilies (sometimes I can salvage a blurry photo by editing it using a posterized effect)

Avalanche lilies (sometimes I can salvage a blurry photo by editing it using a posterized effect)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Responses to “The Wildflowers of Mount Rainier”


  1. Rosemary these are just stunning…the avalanche lilies look like my trout lilies.

  2. Margaret Says:

    You seem to have wonderful timing for your excursions.

    • Rosemary Says:

      And here I was a tad disappointed because I couldn’t walk the Naches Peak Trail due to snow patches on the path. I was all set to do this, one of my favorite hikes. Tried to make the best of it by appreciating the Wildflowers instead of the exercise.

  3. Chris Says:

    Beautiful!

  4. camilla wells paynter Says:

    Ahhh….all the work I put into my garden, and these are just THERE, year after year, perfect. A flush of beauty for the bear, the marmot, and the pica!

  5. Judy Says:

    Beautiful scenery and great photographs. You must have a really nice camera and know your editing!!! thanks for posting these.


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