Re: Image of the day - 2013

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Steve Newall
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Spent a lovely weekend in the Fiordland mountains with Dave , the Otago Alpine Garden Group field trip members and Harry and Hanni Jans . Unfortunately Dave damaged himself and could only walk at half speed . For the first time ever on a trip we chatted as we went along because normally I only see Dave when we leave , lunchtime and when we get back . The rest of the time he is but a rapidly accelerating figure in the distance .
I will post pictures later on the NZ thread .
Here are 3 from Mt.Burns yesterday

Harry Jans

and a similar image to the one he was after . His will be better

Ranunculus buchananii

Balclutha , New Zealand

cohan
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Looks like great weather :) Ranunculus wouldn't have been my first thought at a quick glance- lovely plant!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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Mmmm, delicious photos of Ranunculus buchananii.  At first glance looking at the thumbnail images, I thought I was seeing Celmisia.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Booker
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What a STUNNING plant, Steve ... please remember the location until October!!!  I flowered it once ... just once!!!

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Hoy
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Cliff, if you just flowered it once, it can't be of the easiest to grow? I don't know if I will try even if I got the chance :-\
Steve it is lovely! Could have spent all day there ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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A dramatic photo from DH's backcountry ski trip yesterday - The Monarch in Banff N.P.:

(It's a fabulous summer plant destination too.  :))

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

cohan
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Beautiful! Hard to believe this time of year that there will be a plant season...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Brian_W
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I'm still waiting for spring to arrive.  A photo I took yesterday moments before the snow storm moved in.  That's Eriogonum ovalifolium in the foreground.  


http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/a4ddbc2b-4661-47f9-b...

Lori S.
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Stunning, Brian!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Both photos are majestic! :o :o

It even looks like the Eriogonum is "flowering" in mid-winter! 
Brian, where is this?  (Always one of the first things I wonder about with nature photos [hint ...] )

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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