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Alpine Wildflowers

 
Alpine Wildflowers

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Alpine Wildflowers

Image Type(s): Hiking, Flora, Scenery

 

Page By: toc

Created/Edited: Nov 18, 2006 / Feb 12, 2010

Object ID: 245063

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Page Score: 89.39% - 29 Votes 

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Against All Odds

I’ve done desert wildflowers and wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians, so why not the third realm of blooms that I love so--- the alpine? Some of the hardiest, most beautiful flowers in the world grow and cavort in one of its harshest realms--- the cold, windswept world above treeline.

I ask for your help here in making this a great album. Although I have a few images of my own, I do not have enough to do justice to the idea of this album. Please add your own, and I ask just three things of you:

1. Only attach images of flowers you found ABOVE or VERY NEAR timberline (as in that zone where a few stunted trees still hang on). That is the spirit of the album. If you have a shot of a glacier lily, for instance, that you took in a forest, do not attach it just because that species grows above treeline.
2. Do not submit blurry pictures, pictures in which the flowers are too small to make prominent subjects, or “carpet” shots. I like to focus on details. Let’s see them.
3. To keep this album from becoming bloated with superfluous images, please refrain from attaching shots of flowers already represented on the page unless the new shot exposes a different theme. For example, I have a close-up of a columbine and one of a reflection-themed setting; another one of either is unnecessary.

I really hope there will be some good submissions from people outside the U.S. I’d really like to see the alpine flowers from other parts of the world.

Thank you!

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Bob SihlerRe: there is another

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

I saw it, but it's huge, and I've tried to define mine a little more narrowly than his. His requirements stretch a little farther down the mountain than mine do in terms of growing zones. Thanks, though, for commenting. I respect your input and insights.
Posted Nov 18, 2006 1:48 am

Bob SihlerRe: there is...

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

No problem-- as I said, I like hearing from you; you've made many thoughtful comments to my pages.
Posted Nov 18, 2006 1:57 am

OlympicMtnBoyUnique

OlympicMtnBoy

Voted 10/10

I think your idea is excellent. It's not a copy, because yours is a specific zone. A unique contribution in my book!
Posted Nov 18, 2006 1:54 am

Bob SihlerRe: Unique

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

Thanks again!
Posted Nov 18, 2006 1:57 am

Kenzo OkawaBeautiful page!

Kenzo Okawa

Voted 10/10

Thanks for sharing!
Posted Jan 13, 2007 7:16 am

Bob SihlerRe: Beautiful page!

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

And thank you for visiting and responding!
Posted Jan 13, 2007 6:32 pm

Kenzo OkawaRe: Beautiful page!

Kenzo Okawa

Voted 10/10

When you have time, please visit to my page, and see the flowers of Four Girls Mountain, thanks.
Posted Jan 17, 2013 3:38 am

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