Elevation 8,000 ft.

Originally uploaded by mulysa_may

Alpine Garden

I was camping this weekend on Hood..

The snow pack is so thin right now due to unseasonally warm weather, that rocky ridges have been exposed by the wind. The plus side was that while snowshoeing up to Palmer glacier, I was able to see some plant life. While everything was dormant, many of the little alpine species are evergreen or at least identifiable: I found mounds of lupine, penstemon, sedge, an aster relative, and an umbellifer among others.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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