Tuesday, July 18, 2006


This is fireweed. It is the first plant to grow after a forest fire, which is where it gets its name. As you can see, it has only bloomed part way up the stalk. As the summer passes, higher petals bloom with those at the bottom falling off. Here, in Alaska, we can tell by the height of the fireweed bloom how much summer is left. We hate to see it reach the top.

1 comment:

Ms. Mamma said...

Very cool. Hope you enjoy the rest of what's left. Maybe it will last a little longer.