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We have seen so many really cool flowers on the trip... Some are on the first pix page, but we decided to start segregating the flowers onto their own page. We'll go back and separate the first few days' flowers, too... Maybe when we get back to Dawson. It's hard to work on the computer here, when it never gets dark... Who works on the computer in daylight?

On this page, there are a lot of flowers from a particular flower bed in Mayo, Yukon. The flowers are pretty standard, but they're so healthy and lush, that they drew me in... Even if you can see some of them in the U.S., anyone who puts this much time into a flower bed deserves celebrating, wherever it is!

Updated: July 31, 2004



these are called yellow monkey something... they grow around a sulfer hot spring where we stopped and got eaten alive by mosquitoes. evidently they don't mind sulfer (the flowers or the mosquitoes).
red berries on a small plant along the trail in Liard Hot Springs.
outside the signpost forest in watson lake, there were these beautiful planters. these were in one of them. this picture just makes me smile...

also in the planters... the flower in the middle is nicotania. i grew some in my yard a couple of years ago and it reached a whopping 12 inches, bushy and healthy. this was 3 feet tall.
the rare, beautiful northern dandelion... :-)
huge, bright orange marigolds... in that bed in Mayo.

a clump of tiny purple flowers in the bed in Mayo.
i love these colors together. (Mayo)
anything daisy or susan-like is fine by me. (Mayo)

stunning... (Mayo)
engorged on pollen... (Mayo)
what a color! (Mayo)

one out of the clump. (Mayo)
a wheelbarrow planter. (Mayo)
so you can see the whole bed. (Mayo)

fireweed, yukon's provincial flower, by the Frances River.
full view of the fireweed.
another purple roadside wildflower.

tiny white flower at lakeside.
the first tundra flowers we see... about 1/2 inch tall and bright red. above (way above) the mining town of keno city.
more of the red tundra flowers.

grasses growing along the roadside in the evening sun (about 11 pm).
pretty little purple pine cones.
small fuzzy little flowers that grow along the road everywhere up here.

blue flowers, cultivated or wild, are rather rare, at least in my experience. these blue flowers are growing all over inuvik. this one is at the igloo church.
the flowers are beautiful and quite tall. there are two colors, one darker and one lighter blue.
they have white-ish, yellow throats, when you get close to them.
  i realy liked the dichotomy of the flowers and the chain link fence...

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