Posted by Lee Petersen | May 18, 2022
Hello World – Vlog Edition

That's right! I'm joining every other man, woman, child, and their mothers in starting a video blog. My plan is for it to mostly be about photography, hiking, backpacking, outdoor...

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Fata Morgana – Superior Mirage
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 15, 2022
Fata Morgana – Superior Mirage

A fata morgana or superior mirage is a mirage that appears on the horizon and is typically associated with ships at sea or distant mountains.

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Parhelion – Sun Dog
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 29, 2022
Parhelion – Sun Dog

A parhelion or sun dog is a bright patch of light occurring on or near the 22° halo on the right and/or left of the Sun caused by the refraction...

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Oneflower cinquefoil – Potentilla uniflora
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 19, 2022
Oneflower cinquefoil – Potentilla uniflora

The oneflower cinquefoil (Potentilla uniflora) is a yellow-flowering perennial herb that grows in gravelly soils and tundra and is covered in silky hairs.

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Spring Things
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 13, 2022
Spring Things

It's been a while since I've written a plain old blog post. I'm primarily working on my Alaska Wildflower Guide, so there's lots of new stuff there. Not much else....

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Marsh fleabane
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 5, 2022
Marsh fleabane

The marsh fleabane (Tephroseris palustris), also known as the mastodon flower is a yellow flowering annual or biennial that grows in wet habitats.

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Lingonberry – Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 30, 2022
Lingonberry – Vaccinium vitis-idaea

The lingonberry (or lowbush cranberry) is a small white or pink-flowering subshrub with berries that are very nutritious and are frequently made into a wide variety of food and drinks....

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Milky draba – Draba lactea
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 27, 2022
Milky draba – Draba lactea

Milky draba (Draba lactea) is a small white-flowering perennial herb with four small petals. It grows mostly in near-polar regions in rocky soil.

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Purple-haired groundsel – Tephroseris frigida
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 22, 2022
Purple-haired groundsel – Tephroseris frigida

Purple-haired groundsel (Tephroseris frigida) is a yellow-flowering plant in the sunflower family that grows in Alaska, northern Canada, and Siberia.

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Pretty Jacob’s Ladder – Polemonium pulcherrimum
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 17, 2022
Pretty Jacob’s Ladder – Polemonium pulcherrimum

Beautiful Jacob's ladder, often known as pretty Jacob's ladder or showy Jacob's ladder is a blue or purple flowering plant with a yellow center that is common in western North...

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