Thursday, May 26, 2011

Springtime in Ptarmigan Pass!!

Ptarmigan Pass is located on the Kenai Peninsula
in Alaska.

It's about an hours drive from Anchorage
It amazes me that the flowers are already blooming even 
though there is still a lot of snow lying about.

Beautiful fields of tiny little yellow flowers
are dotting the pass.

Everywhere you look you 
can see new 
shoots pushing up!

They are in a hurry...
the summers are short!

I even spotted a lupine!!
Very early
for this flower to be blooming!

At the bottom of the pass
there is a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and glaciers.
I love this spot.
The water lilies are emerging as well.
This is a favorite water resting spot for swans and ducks that are in migration.
Before the 1964 earthquake this area had a multitude of tall trees.

Happy summer to you all!


  1. Love your pictures! It's amazing!
    How long is the summer there?

  2. Magnificent shots Christine. Hope you enjoy your summer, Tam x

  3. Wow, what a landscape - it looks a fabulous place. Great photos. Abby x

  4. Beautiful scenic photos Chris - thanks for sharing!
    Hope you got my comment re: your award from me on my blog? Congratulations!
    Gill x

  5. We live in a beautiful state!

  6. Hi Chris,

    Wow those mountains look very impressive. What a beautiful place you live in to have all that on your doorstep! I am happy for you that spring and the flowers have arrived. It makes everything look even more beautiful!

    Happy weekend & lieve groet,

    Madelief x