Stonecrop and Pinesap

Stonecrop
Pinesap

I enjoy the flowers that struggle to grow in rugged, rocky dry places or deep in the woods. Stonecrop and Pinesap are that kind of plant. Stonecrop growing in the dry, rocky alpine slopes of the Olympic Mountains and Pinesap growing in the woods, living without chlorophyll.

Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens

North Coast Olympic Peninsula Panorama

North Coast Olympic Peninsula Panorama

This was the first panorama I did using my new Fujifilm GFX 50R. The .dng file came in at over 400MB … but at that resolution, you can see the Dungeness lighthouse (on the right shoreline) and ships in the harbor at Port Angeles (the left shoreline). In the distance you can see the San Juan Islands (on the right) and Vancouver Island (on the left) with the Victoria area just visible. This was taken from the Grand Ridge trail just west of Deer Park in the Olympic National Park.

Shore Pine Cones

Shore Pine Cones

This is a “shore pine” (Pinus Contorta, var contorta) but is growing at over 5000 feet along Grand Ridge in the rain shadow area of the Olympic National Park. (It will be ready for any expected sea level rise, for sure).

Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens

ISO 250 1/250 sec f/9.0

Amanitas

Amanita Muscaria
Amanita Muscaria

These are described as poisonous. I heard stories about native shaman using the psychedelic properties to initiate spiritual trances by feeding them to reindeer. I had a friend back in the 70s that ate them and said the experience was quite intense once you got over the retching and vomiting. I will pass on that. Maybe a nice glass of wine.

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

Along the Grand Ridge trail west of Deer Park in the Olympic National Park. Tiger Lilies are a late summer blooming species. Of course, at over 5000′, winter lasts a long time and summer comes late.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R and 63mm lens
  • ISO 800 1/120 sec f/5.6

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