Mountain flowers

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Over the weekend Melody and I hiked to the summit of Pigeon House Mountain. The abundance of wildflowers along the trail over the plateau was spectacular.

Oct 2013 FujiNPH400 2 TetanalC41 14With their petals closed these tiny pink wildflowers look like little parcels waiting to open.

Oct 2013 FujiNPH400 2 TetanalC41 13Across the wilderness the cacophonous sound of cicadas rang though the bush.

Oct 2013 FujiNPH400 2 TetanalC41 20The top of Didthul or Pigeon House Mountain rises steeply to 720 metres with sheer cliffs on all sides. The top is reached by climbing a series of ladders. Around the cliffs and covering the summit are tiny mountain orchids.

Oct 2013 FujiNPH400 2 TetanalC41 33From the summit there are spectacular views in all directions, and from the flat rock, unobstructed views to Little Forest Plateau and the ocean beyond.

Oct 2013 FujiNPH400 2 TetanalC41 36Taken with Olympus OM-1 using Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens and 20mm extension tube on Fuji NPH400 then developed in Tetanal C41 Two Bath Kit.

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