The best flowers at Nuk Tessli this year were in the meadows below the north ridge. At this point we have climbed slowly for a couple of hours and are now wading through the flowers of Long Meadow. Again, I have combined two trips.
Purple daisies were rare, but the yellow mountain arnica and white valerian were plentiful.
The pink is river beauty or mountain fireweed.
Looking towards the north ridge. Another rare but striking clump of common red paintbrush.
Karen at the top of the knoll. It was very windy.
Nearby were some regular fireweed. established in the disturbed ground of a marmot hole.
We walked to the ponds and hunted up the weirdly-coloured inky gentians. They are fully open.
It was here that we turned back. The wind was a raging gale. A lot of the ponds are dry.
The leather-leaved saxifrage seeds made a colourful display.
They were near a mossy seep.
This was the only water-fed area in a very dry landscape. Red-stemmed saxifrage grew along one of the little creeks.
Doreen buried among the sweet-scented white bog orchids.
All good things come to an end. I will have to put the alpine flowers away for another year.