05 May 2009

First Pasque Flowers!

I just found this pasque flower (Anemone patens) today on my walk to my phenology plot. I call it a northern crocus because it is the first flower to bloom in the tundra and it's of similar size (we can't grow crocuses sadly). I was so excited to see 4 or 5 of these little guys today!

I'll be gone for the next few days as I have to head back to Los Anchorage tonight for the Disreputable Dog's second operation (right rear leg). He goes in at 7:30 in the morning and won't be out until the next day. I've been so encouraged at his progress from the first operation (left rear leg) but I am not looking forward to him going back to pathetically in pain again for a few weeks.


  1. Hope all goes well with the surgery. It is so hard to see them in pain but hopefully it will all be worthwhile.

  2. Nice pasque flower--we usually hike some low country along the Dearborn River this time of year to find a few, but spring isn't quite that far along up in the hills.

    Friend just had a pin removed from JackTheDog's leg. Good wishes for a speedy recovery to both!

  3. @ Brigindo - thanks! I do believe it will be.

    @ EcoRover - aren't they beautiful. Thanks for the the good wishes.

  4. Such a beautiful flower - not sure I've seen that one.


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