Stinking Beauty

Today, I choose peace, quiet and stillness.

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The peaceful scene in Spring by the Klawock River in Southeast Alaska on Prince of Wales Island.

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Early morning sunlight striking the new Skunk Cabbage leaf growth, untouched by the bears.
They must still be hibernating.

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The bright yellow lilies pop their heads out of the ground with a splash of color welcoming Spring.
What a great way to escape the gray and dreary days of Winter.

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Close up and personal.

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Raindrops on Skunk Cabbage leaves.  Adult leaves have been know to grow five to six feet in length.

More information about Skunk Cabbage can be found here. http://natureinstitute.org/pub/ic/ic4/skunkcabbage.htm

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