Friday, July 19, 2013

Rainbow Sky - GNP

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky...
~William Wordsworth

The sight ... as we started to head back from the mountains forecasting a rain storm

# Glacier National Park

Photographs by Anupama Puneeth

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mountain Flowers - Glacier National Park & Mt Rainier

Summer is at its best and I am sure everyone on this side of the world are enjoying the season. 
While the mercury is rising here, the mountains are blooming with flower-studded meadows and pleasant temperature. 

Last few weekends we have been spending a lot of time by the mountains - camping, hiking and site-seeing. We were lucky to be able to spot even some wildlife during these trips ... a separate post on that later.

Below are some of the spring flowers I captured from recent trips to Mt Rainier and Glacier National Park. 
If you happen to know the names of some these unidentified flowers, please do share :) 

Beargrass ... yes that's the name :)

the very pretty Ox-eye Daisies

some more variety of daisies...

Meadows carpeted with Glacier Lilies

Lupinus .. a very commonly sighted flowers

this may be the scarlet Paintbrush

not sure if this also belongs to the Paintbrush family

These flowers have the fragrance of rose and guessing these are wild-roses

unidentified beauties...

nature's rock garden :) Rumi once said "Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you"

All Photographs by Anupama Puneeth.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Glacier National Park, MT

"Far away in Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain-peaks, lies an unmapped
northwestern corner- the Crown of the Continent. The water from the crusted snowdrift which caps the peak of a lofty mountain there trickles into tiny rills, which hurry along north, south, east and west, and growing to rivers, at last pour their currents into three seas. From this mountain-peak the Pacific and the Arctic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico receive each its tribute. Here is a land of striking scenery."
~ George Bird Grinnell

We are just back from the mountains ... snow capped, studded with pine trees, draped in glacier streams and water falls !

The mountains whisper is still echoing in my ears...

Still lingering is the sweet fragrance of the wild flowers blooming on the mountain tops.

Stay tuned for more posts on this place of grandeur.

Photographs by: Anupama Puneeth