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Greenland

Here's a part of the world you don't see very often! I was fortunate to be an on-board naturalist on a cruise ship to Greenland 5 years ago. Here are some images fro the Stromfjord..the longest fjord in the world, I think! The images were taken at 11:00 pm!

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The town of Sisimiut

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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The arctic tundra near Sisimiut

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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Pictures from Nuuk, the capital of Greenland

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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Flower gardens in Nuuk!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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and a few native arctic-alpines!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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and some more

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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Their form of Campanula rotundifolia is far more stout and sturdy, with wider opening and more upright flowers than our upper Midwest form in Minnesota.  Leaves are more numerous, wider and with more substance, too.
Are yours like that in New Foundland too, Todd?  Trond, do they look like that in Norway also?

In Minnesota:

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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I need to add how breathtaking the scenery is.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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I will dream about Sisimiut now, Todd ... what a gorgeous place.  Wonderful tour of a must-see destination.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Greenland (Groenland in Norwegian; Stromfjord actually means "the fjord with (strong) current" (it is Norwegian)) is one of the many places I have on my wish-list!
The harebell/Campanula rotundifolia (blaaklokke = bluebell in Norw.) is very variable her in Norway. We have forms, especially in the mountains and up north, with few but big flowers very similar to this one, and we have plants with smaller and more numerous flowers but longer stalks. The color is variable too from dark to light blue, and occasionally white. Some are tufted  and others spread by underground runners. Sorry no good images.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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