Autumn colors in northern Norway – photos of fireweed and dwarf cornel
The autumn have come to northern Norway and it is giving me some nice colors to photograph. Stay tuned for more autumn photos from Norway in the weeks to follow.
The first photo is a macro picture of a plant called dwarf cornel (Cornus suecica), also known as bunchberry. Love the deep red colors the leaves get in the autumn. In the photo you can also see some reindeer lichen growing on the right side.
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 8th 2007. Click image for larger view.
In the next photo you can see how fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) look in the autumn. The white parts are silky hairs that contain seed capsules. Wind will carry the seed capsules and if there are lots of fireweed growing it can look like snow.
In the background you can see typical autumn weather in northern Norway with clouds hanging very low in the mountains.
Check out this photo if you want to see fireweed flowers.
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 12th 2007. Click image for larger view.