The Block, 9th August 2012

There is a loop trail close to the cabin that I have always referred to as “The Block.”  The day before I was due to fly out, I walked around it to say goodbye.

A lot of the hike is through the high-altitude, scrubby pine forest that surrounds Nuk Tessli.

A good part of it follows Otter Creek (named by me because of the otter tracks that always loop along it in winter.)

There is a small but amazingly colourful meadow.

Back through the forest to say goodbye to the rocks

through more meadows where the pyramid spaearia  is blooming: it is one of the last plants to flower.  (I know that is spelled wrong: I am too lazy to look it up!)

Curving towards the cabins again where the fireweed is blooming

And, in a shady part of the forest, is the only known patch in this area of Single Delight.  (I always think that sounds like the name for an ice-cream cone.)  It is a tiny flower that bows it’s head to the forest floor.  I have never managed to take a decent photo of it before so I was quite pleased with this one.

Past the last of several ponds where the willows were eaten by some kind of beetle larvae.

A close-up made an interesting abstract.

The last pond was full of pond lilies.  In this shot they are framed by sitka burnet.

I have never before seen so many flowering stalks on the sitka burnet.


4 thoughts on “The Block, 9th August 2012”

  1. Hi Chris, Everything was blooming for you in your last walk around the block. The weather was great for you too. I guess everyone was saying,
    “See you later Chris, it’s been nice having you as our neighbor”
    I get so happy to see photos and notes you post on your blog.
    I actually go to your blog every day but twice or more if my days been yucky.
    Thank you Chris so much for cheering me up !

  2. Besides your many other talents, your photography is amazing! I continue to watch your adventures and yes, as above, I’m sure your departure from Nuk Tesli is bittersweet..but a new beginning as well… Good luck to you and I shall look forward to your posts and your pictures..

  3. Truely amazing photos Chris ….. Hope you enjoy your time in the new home and will follow all the good times you will have ….

  4. Bittersweet times for you, I imagine. The photos are incredible. Nature, the ultimate landscape architect! We spend lots of money trying to get our gardens to look good, but nothing can compare to nature’s creations!

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