|Mount Rainier at the end of July|
Can't see a mountain? You can't see wildflowers either. This was taken from the parking lot at Paradise, and these are the meadows that are usually full of wildflowers by this time. And it wasn't even 50 degrees! There were a few flowers, of course, confined to the narrow margins between snow and parking lot. We saw sapphire lupine, bistort, a few heathers, pearly everlasting that was just beginning to flower, and one lonely ragged avalanche lily.
|This year's wildflower "meadows"|
I am, of course, exaggerating for effect. There's this meadow, for instance.
At least we had a good breakfast at Longmire. Mmmm! I do love their breakfasts.