Wildflowers brighten the Mountain Meadows77Wildflowers brighten the Mountain MeadowsMature Silversword in bloom24Mature Silversword in bloomSilversword (immature) on Haleakala National Park54Silversword (immature) on Haleakala National ParkTiny blossoms of Purple Mountain Saxifrage20Tiny blossoms of Purple Mountain SaxifrageArizona Pencil Cholla (Cylindropuntia arb)36Arizona Pencil Cholla (Cylindropuntia arb)Buck-horn Cholla (Cylindropuntia aca)36Buck-horn Cholla (Cylindropuntia aca)Teddy Bear Cholla Blossom (Cylindropuntia)36Teddy Bear Cholla Blossom (Cylindropuntia)Fireweed at sunset in Forillon National Park, Gaspe, Quebec.70Fireweed at sunset in Forillon National Park, Gaspe, Quebec.FLOWERS OF THE ATACAMA DESERT48FLOWERS OF THE ATACAMA DESERTGlory of the Sun,(Leucocoryne purpurea)45Glory of the Sun,(Leucocoryne purpurea)Blue Atacama Blossoms match the Sky35Blue Atacama Blossoms match the SkyRed blossoms in the Atacamba Desert35Red blossoms in the Atacamba DesertEl Nino brings the Atacama Desert into bloom70El Nino brings the Atacama Desert into bloomWildflower in Nahuel Huapi National Park AR24Wildflower in Nahuel Huapi National Park ARYoung (non-blooming) Silversword plant6Young (non-blooming) Silversword plantPlumeria flowers--local flower of the Hawaiian Islands63Plumeria flowers--local flower of the Hawaiian IslandsMamane (Sophora chrysophylla) blossoms on gnarled trunks54Mamane (Sophora chrysophylla) blossoms on gnarled trunksHaleakala silversword in full (once in a lifetime) bloom24Haleakala silversword in full (once in a lifetime) bloomSunflower Brightens the Day24Sunflower Brightens the DayWild iris bloom in Glacier Bay18Wild iris bloom in Glacier Bay