Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Stuff of the Day
Not much to say today so I thought I'd leave you with some images I took with a new camera. The above photo was taken on the descent from Turnagain Pass towards Turnagain Arm. This is the area where I've been cleaning up litter recently. I am two miles from the bottom of the pass at saltwater.
The huge white plants are cow parsnip, or pushki. The long stems contain a sap that causes skin sensitivity to sunlight and blisters for some people.
In the past week, goatsbeard has bloomed.
Here's a close up of goatsbeard:
And, finally, I have captured the correct color of dwarf fireweed:
A swan at Potter waterfowl sanctuary:
A dandelion gone to seed:
Close up of sweet yarrow blossoms:
The exquisite chocolate lily:
And, my favorite of the day, two common loons sound asleep at Jerome Lake,. This is an interesting shot because the water of Jerome Lake is absolutely clear. I had to position myself carefully to avoid the glare of light on the water, and then the water appeared to be green.
Remember, you can click on these photos to enlarge them, then click again for largest magnification.