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Friday, July 22, 2016

Lake Tipsoo MT Rainier National Park



The meadows will likely be very showy this August due to the late summer and precipitation still occurring at the mountain. The beautiful Lake Tipsoo, soon add color to meadows and be amazed. Grateful for beauty. And rain!

So in 2-3 weeks I'm thinking, look for full bloom. Presently the paint brush are starting to pop and Jacobs ladder, spreading phlox, corn lily blooms later but it's really lovely now and bloom is not its most significant feature. It is poisonous.
The western pasqueflower is ready to pop soon. It's a real favorite with 2 stunning phases.
First the flower fuzzy and white with yellow center, then the Mophead see stage that pulls in equally. Not to be missed, this flower!

We saw a deer with velvet and 5 points I think. It was down the road a ways from sunrise. And a herd of elk from a distance. Chipmunks, Ravens, the fast running White River.

Meanwhile not to be forgotten.. 
Sending my love to friends and all in Turkey. 
My special blogger friend in Istanbul.