Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Behold! The Chicken Cloud
On solstice afternoon, Tom, Vivi and I walked out to Powerline Pass from our house. We only had a little bit of time before Tom ran into town to pick up Zoey. When we got to the pass Vivi looked up at Wolverine Peak and said "Behold! The Chicken Cloud." Sure enough, it looked just like a chicken. Amazing. She proceeded to shout this to every one who walked by for about ten minutes. Then it no longer looked like a chicken cloud. Sigh....
We walked out the flower trail. This is one of my favorite places in Anchorage in summer. There are so many lovely flowers and the colors play with each other so well. There were lots of lovelies, but no monkshood yet. We will have to wait.
Tall Jacob's Ladder or Polemonium acutiflorum
Delicate wild geranium or geranium erianthum.
A lovely wild violet or viola langsdorfii.
Chocolate lillies are everywhere right now! Vivi loves to smell them. They do not smell too good. I think they like to attract the critters that are into rotting meat.