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July 14th, 2011

Life Among the Rubble

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Bitterroot Flowers (Lewisia rediviva) Cascade Mountains, WA
Summer has come late this year in the Pacific Northwest. While much of the country has been sweltering, it has been cool and rainy here, well into July when – despite our soggy reputation – it is usually dry and sunny. The snowpack this past winter was enormous and many alpine areas are still a … 
March 9th, 2011

Wildflower Season is Coming!

Posted By Michael Frye
Wildflowers in the Temblor Range, Spring 2010
It’s been a strange winter in California. November and December were exceptionally wet, January and early February were almost completely dry, then we finally got some rain again in late February and the beginning of March. Now the weather has turned warm and dry once more, bringing thoughts of spring, and wildflowers. Most of the … 
September 8th, 2010

Mt. Rainier Wildflowers

Posted By Ian Plant
Lupines-on-Mazama-Ridge-at-sunrise,-Mt-Rainier-National-Park,-Washington
I recently spent two weeks in Mt. Rainier National Park to photograph wildflowers and mountain landscapes. The summer bloom came considerably late this year, and the flowers probably weren’t as good as they could have been, but hey, you can’t go wrong with fields of lupine below one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic mountains, … 
August 22nd, 2010

Mazama Ridge Lupine Sunrise 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Mazama Ridge Lupine Sunrise 1, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
This past Friday, the second in a row, I woke up at 2:30am and drove down to Mount Rainier National Park to photograph wildflowers at sunrise.  I have sold a lot of images of Mount Rainier over the years, so it is worth taking the time out of my busy travel schedule to do the … 
August 13th, 2010

Reflection Lake Wildflowers 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Reflection Lake Wildflowers 1, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Pictures don’t get any fresher than this!  I woke up at 2:30am today and drove down to Mount Rainier National Park to photograph the wildflowers around Reflection Lake at sunrise.  I have always wanted to photograph the mountain and reflection in the lake with rosy spireas in bloom, and today I finally timed it right.  … 
August 5th, 2010

Brotherhood Park Fireweed Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Brotherhood Park Fireweed Sunset 1, Juneau, Alaska
WOW!  What else can I say about my recent 19 day adventure in Southeast Alaska?  WOW!  There, I said it again.  I experienced my usual ups-and-downs, but overall the trip was incredibly productive.  Humpback whales bubble-feeding, tidewater glaciers, harbor seals on ice flows, playful Steller sea lions, fireweed in bloom, and many sunny days in … 
July 23rd, 2010

Wildflowers in the Yosemite High Country

Posted By Michael Frye
Pond and shooting stars along the Glacier Point Road
It’s late July, and spring is long gone from the Sierra foothills, where I live, and in most of California—indeed, most of the United States. But in the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada the wildflowers are just getting started. Shooting stars are abundant right now between 7000 and 9000 feet in Yosemite. I made …