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This page continues May 6th at 11:29 AM with some views of Denali - the 20,310 foot (6,190 m) mountain in Denali National Park.  Then we leave the park and find a cliff with several Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli) grazing along the slopes.  The next thing we see is a Moose (Alces alces) along the highway and that ends our Denali National Park Adventure.  Then we go to the University of Alaska West Ridge and find some Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana).  The final thing for this month is a very beautiful cake made by Kazuya for a birthing party. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  Here is a nice shot of Denali, the mountain (20,310 ft = 6,190 m), and then shots of two different mountains.
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  Here are two final shots of Denali, the mountain, and then we leave the National Park and begin the drive back to the north towards home, in Fairbanks. After just a few miles Kazuya looked out the window of the pickup and noticed some Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli) up on a rocky cliff.
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  We stopped the pickup and walked as far as we could and took several photos. Of course they were far enough in the distance so that we were not bothering them at all. In the center shot I have outlined them for you so that you can identify the location we are looking at.
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  Here are the final two shots of the Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli) which we saw just north of the entrance road to Denali National Park, and then the final shot from this trip - a moose standing beside the highway.
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End May 6th, Begin May 12th & 19th
  On May 12th we went to the place we go every year to find Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana) and as you can see in the first photo, it was still too early, there were buds, but not yet flowers. We returned on May 19th - a week later - and found them in bloom, as can be seen in the second and third photos in this row.
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  Here are three more shots of Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa var. americana). These flowers are just so amazingly beautiful.
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  And, of course, three more shots of Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa var. americana).
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  Here are three additional shots of Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa var. americana). Isn't it amazing how many flowers can be found in one of these small patches.
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  We absolutely love these flowers.
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  It lifts our hearts and souls to find such amazing beauty in the forest.
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  Aren't these a complex flower?
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  We wonder what insect these flowers are attempting to attract to them to ensure their pollination.
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  Here are the final two shots of Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa var. americana) until next year.
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End May 12th & 19th, Begin
Kazuya's Baked Delights
(Link to Kazuya's Baked Delights Facebook Page)
  I apologize for not having more photos of Kazuya's Baked Delights to share with you this month. These two photos are of a cake which Kazuya made for a special order for a birthing party. Of course the party was a week or so before the lady was to give birth. Farmer's Market also began in May, and I was very lax in not shooting any photos of Kazuya at his tent at Farmer's Market, please forgive me.
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