We didn't go to the UAF (although we usually do and should have again-it was just sooo hot). I also didn't make it to Sunday SnB (I was having too much fun in the mountains). We did take a nice hike Sunday morning to Donut Falls and also, walked around Silver Lake before heading to Silver Fork Lodge (yes, again) for a late lunch. Since we were away most of the day and had little time to get ready for the work week, I'll make this post short.
June is a perfect month to be in the mountains and to do almost anything you can think of doing. The end of June is the time that wildflowers start to show off and are easily found by those willing to walk the mountain trails.
Wild iris are seen to surround the visitors center at Silver Lake and wild geraniums dot the edges of most mountain trails.
Columbine (almost always white) are just beginning to bloom and make their ghostly appearance. It was also very exciting to capture a butterfly sitting (unfortunately) on a dandelion.
The columbine below just seemed to shimmer as I bent to take its image. (Click for big.)
This flower is one I've seen in wildflower books, but never really knew how to find it...well, find it we did. Tell me if you know what it is and I'll tell you tomorrow if you're right. (If you don't know what it is, tell me what it looks like.)