Rainy Lake, North Cascades
Penstemon rupicola grows along clinging grasses on Tiger Mountain, outside of Seattle.
Pen. rupicola closeup.
Same character, living up to its name. (rupicola: rock dweller)
A "cascade" style bonsai is totally put to shame by Nature.
Probably Lewisia columbiana;
just enjoy its radial rosettes of sweet joy popping out of soil-filled rock cracks.
and, I should like to think this is Pen. davidsonii, which was the plant that got me started on this year-long-adventure-gone-mad. (I started out this spring going to UBC's garden to see a specimen I'd seen pictured.) A nice full-circle.
Larix lyallii, according to distribution maps.
The Cascades as seen from a hike to Blue Lake.
Lake 22, a fair drive outside of Seattle.
Phyllodoce sp. with an errant bloom in autumn.