Tarns and snow: Alpine Hike #2 - Update (Aug. 10, 2010)

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Hoy's picture
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Skulski wrote:

Sorry to cause confusion, Trond!  I actually assumed that your comment was tongue-in-cheek, given that your command of the English language, and its idiosyncrasies, is so superb!  Yes, fuchsia is a colour:

Don't feel sorry! I did catch the meaning (after reading twice) and then I wanted to tease you a little!

I certainly know that Fuchsia don't grow in the Canadian mountains (neither in the Norwegian) but both Fuchsia and Epilobium belong to the same plant family (Onagraceae) so I had a thought that maybe a handsome Epilobium could be named fuchsia as well as the color. Instead of dwarf fireweed you can christen the plant mountain fuchsia!

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

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My goodness Lori...what a spectacular trip!  Amazing so much is blooming so late in the season...you would never think they would get the chance to set seed.  One of these days I have to get to these elevations.  Mind you, I have seen many of these in lower elevations...where they were in bloom in early July...a little easier on the knee joints!  Still, the background at these elevations is second to none.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year


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