Human Flower Project…..and much more

Several years ago, a wonderful woman named Julie Ardery put together a website, almost like a blog, to bring together people and flowers from around the planet. Julie’s description: “The Human Flower Project is an international newsgroup, photo album and discussion of how people live through flowers. We report on art, medicine, society, politics, religion, and commerce. Written and photographic submissions are welcome.”

I can’t recall how I found the site, but it has been a “must read” forever. It is extensive, so go ahead and get lost. Give yourself some time to look through it and take it all in.

I am going to borrow a photo from the July 28th post, about fireweed in Alaska. I include the photo to get your attention and to send you flying over to the Human Flower Project. and the article,Fireweed: Countdown to Winter: In parts of Alaska, the fireweed bloom casts the date for winter. That’s right: just two months away.


I have had the great pleasure of seeing entire hillsides/mountainsides on Kodiak Island covered in fireweed – truly a sight to behold. In Idaho, while we do have fireweed in small stands, it is beautiful but mild compared to the acres of it in Alaska, especially against a hillside shrouded in mist and fog.

Thanks Julie and your contributor, Fish Taxi from Alaska, for sharing with the world. My thanks as well to your great photographer folks.

Readers of mine, if you haven’t been over to the Human Flower Project, now is the time. Go.

While you are doing that, I will get ready to deal with 30 pounds of just picked pickling cucumbers for bread and butter pickles. That’s right. Here we go……….Round One.