Mountain Bloom Time

It’s peak bloom time in the meadows at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park! The wildflowers are putting on a show! Early July is a good time to see the blooms and should last most of the month. The purple blooms you see are Broadleaf Lupine. The tall white, single-headed flowers are American Bistort, along with lots of other species of wildflowers. Lots of colorful flowers line the road. Chances are that you will see deer grazing in the meadows, too.

Cow Parsnip Plants

Daisy flowers

 

All photo property of Peggy A Thompson

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4 Responses to Mountain Bloom Time

  1. Gunta Norman says:

    Lovely mountain scenes. It’s a great time for wildflowers. We were up in the Coastal Range on the 4th and found some carnivorous Pitcher Plants. I was a bit surprised that there were so many flowers still blooming, but I suspect it’s the altitude that does that. Great captures of the deer amongst the lovely flowers!

    • Thanks, Gunta! I love this time of year when the mountain meadows are in bloom! It varies from year to year when they bloom, how much, and for how long. That’s interesting that you came across some Pitcher Plants! I’ve never seen any in the wild.

  2. Beautiful shots! What a landscape to be in!

    • Thanks William!It can be a bit overwhelming to the senses for one that has never experienced this kind of setting before. This particular day was a very quiet day up there…nary a breeze. I took a short hike on one of the trails, and the complete silence was very noticeable.

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