|Apparently, only 30% of the people who visit Denali ever get to see the eponymous mountain. Guess what? We were in the 70%. This is where it should be.|
|Last chance. Still looking. Still not there.|
|Patterns and colours. What's not to be entranced by?|
|Ditto for this member of the Daisy family. But which one?|
|And I should know what this one is (in the garden of our B & B) but it escapes me at the moment. Anyone out there know?|
DENALI POSTSCRIPT: A RUMINATION
The landscape is not just something to look at and photograph from a tour bus or car window. It is something to experience. Yes, I took lots (and lots) of photographs but there were many times when I let the kit just dangle from my neck as I used my eyes and ears. Truly, how could anything captured on my screen compare to what I was seeing? How can it ever be captured adequately by a digital device? It has to be experienced viscerally and captured in the mind: that’s the only device capable of holding it, of really taking it all in. So, my tip for visiting Denali (or any isolated spot, for that matter), is to stride out, even if you go just a short distance. Experience the two-dimensional backdrop of the landscape morphing into three-dimensional space as you enter it. Experience, enjoy and be alive.