Facing the light. Wildflowers, Svalbard

Facing the light. Wildflowers, Svalbard. 2023.

The Arctic is not the place for large showy flowers. The climate demands they are small, in some species the blooms are no larger than a match head. This species, curse me but I can’t recall the name, has blooms about the size of a fingernail. Real fingernails that is, not those glue on plastic numbers that some women, and most drag queens, wear!