North Ridge August 15th 2011 Part One

Summer lasted a whole week.  Then it stormed and rained again.  The 15th was a sunnier day, but cold, and I hiked up the mountain towards the North Ridge.  It was a day of cold wind and striking cloud shadows.

cloud shadows on the tundraLong Meadow, on the way up, was full of flowers.  Mostly arctic lupins,

arctic lupins on Long MeadowInterspersed with white and green bog orchids…

white and green bog orchidsAnd at last a few paintbrush were showing their colours.

paintbrushes on Long Meadow

Long MeadowThat is a bit of my lake in the middle distance below Wilderness Mountain.

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