One mans trash is another mans treasure and so it is it seems with flowers. This one being Alaskas state flower but in another part of the world it is nothing more than a lowly weed.Fireweed is a tall perennial herb with numerous dense, narrow lance-shaped leaves. Bright reddish-purple flowers grow in long terminal clusters and are very showy.
Fireweed is the common name for the perennial plant Epilobium angustoifolium. You will find the plant growing in open meadows, in areas recently cleared of vegetation by wild fires and along river¬beds and roadsides. Alaskans say that summer has started when the blossoms low¬est on the stem bloom and that summer’s end is in sight when the blossoms reach the top of the stalk.
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I shoot and create what I see as art. I have a good eye for composition and am able to present an image that is both pleasing to myself and others..I hope you enjoy my work, find something that speaks to you and would like to make your own.2 images just won Single Image Awards and are being published in B&W Magazine issue 101 being released Mid December 2013.Other works of mine have been published in some local magazines including "Connections" (Front Cover),Bloomsburg University's English department selected 04 images for inclusion in "Watershed The Journal of the Susquehanna"( 03 interior pages and one featured on back cover), Keystone College Alumni Magazine (Front cover). Another work was selected for the hardcover book "Scranton the...
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