Alpine Wildflowers


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.

Gentian

Gentian

Monkeyflower

Monkeyflower

Heather

Heather

Old Man of the Mountain

Old Man of the Mountain

Orange Columbine

Orange Columbine

Beargrass plumes

Beargrass plumes

Gentian (one of a few truly blue flowers)

Gentian (one of a few truly blue flowers)

Alpine Daisy

Sunflower family

Penstemon

Penstemon

Cat's-ear Lily

Cat’s-ear Lily

Rosy Spirea

Rosy Spirea

Heather

Heather

Categories: Mt. Hood Wilderness Hikes, Oregon Cascades HikesTags: , ,

8 comments

  1. 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.

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  2. Your ability to take picture of flowers is quite remarkable. Beats my skill in post-it art, that is for sure. Ha.

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  3. Nature is full of beauty…its about who finds it!

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