It seems like every year that we go to Paradise a different type of flower steals the show. In the past I’ve seen very few gentians, but this year they seemed to be almost everywhere. Apparently this is because of the early warm spring that we had.
I find blue alpine lupines to be a bit of magic. The true blue color makes me feel like the sky and earth come together in them…and the smell of a meadow full of them is truly divine.
This year we saw a fairy ring of them!
The blues of the ocean seem to merge with the blues of the sky along the hazy horizon.
I accidentally pulled this flower out when weeding. I took pictures of it so it will not have died in vain.
My Dad and I took a trip down memory pier, along the rapidly changing waterfront of Seattle today. It was an exceptionally blue day…weather wise anyway. We were pretty cheerful.
A blue view of the Tatoosh range in the Cascade Mountains of Western Washington State with Mount Adams peeking over their shoulder. Photo was taken at Paradise on Mount Rainier a few years ago.