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Sick of the fog? Here’s a wildflower that L-U-V-s that fog!

Okay, it’s another foggy day in Duluth. While you plumb the depths of your commitment to this fine town, while you wonder if the weather here is worth the sacrifice you’ve made in career advancement, take heart from the example of the lowly Mertensia paniculata, a flower for which every foggy day is a perfect day.

And if you’re the type that longs for western landscapes, for the slopes of the Cascades or the northern Rockies, this same flower gives you a psychic link to those lovely places. Like you, it lives here in Duluth, but it’s got serious western roots.

There’s lots more about the Tall Lungwort/Northern Bluebell, Mertensia paniculata, on my blog.

7 Comments

Claire

about 8 years ago

Thanks Andrew, I needed that pic after leaving spring and returning to Duluth this evening and its fog and cold.

Barrett Chase

about 8 years ago

I for one love the fog. Not to mention spring thunderstorms. It might just be my favorite type of weather.

Claire

about 8 years ago

I love fog too -- but not after two weeks of gloriously sunny weather on the East Coast!

zra

about 8 years ago

The fog was so much more awesome when we had the foghorn.

Ginger

about 8 years ago

Boy, Andrew, you got it right re: plumbing the depths of my commitment to this fine town and any sacrifices to career advancement! This lowly flower is lovely and I will keep a lookout for him. And zra, we still have the pea whistle on foggy days, but you probably can't hear that from your neighborhood!

Claire

about 8 years ago

I LOVED the foghorn and miss it on foggy days, It was so ... atmospheric.

eco eco

about 8 years ago

Saw lots of those today here in YNP. Fog in Duluth was never as good once the foghorn was removed.

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