Categories: Mt. Hood Wilderness Hikes, Oregon Cascades Hikes
While hiking in the alpine areas of the Mt. Hood Wilderness lately, I’ve been taking photos of the brilliantly colored wildflowers.
On the last trip I used a macro lens (Nikon 85 mm prime) to take the photographs.
I’m always amazed at the beauty of the alpine wildflowers. Due to the high altitude their growing season is very short. Yet, they always produce a true piece of natural art.
Here are some of my favorites.
What a treat it is to find these glorious flowers growing in grass and along trails. You certainly found some beauties, here, John — thanks for each photo. Whenever I find a gentian I am so happy.
Thanks. Like you, gentians always make me smile.
I know exactly what you have said–they bring me balance and refreshment:
Enter At Your Own Risk…Gentiana asclepiadea
What might you find inside? Only you will know.
Your ability to take picture of flowers is quite remarkable. Beats my skill in post-it art, that is for sure. Ha.
You need to practice on those desert cacti.
Nature is full of beauty…its about who finds it!
Alpine wildflowers have a very short life. It’s amazing the beauty they create in a few weeks at most.
Thanks for giving this piece of knowlegde! Brilliant clicks!