A bit late, but better late than never 🙂 Photos from June 2013 in Spitsbergen. They depict Saxifraga oppositifolia, purple saxifrage, flowers. They are the most northerly flowering plant species in the world. The colour of the flowers varies.
SO MUCH FOR SAVING THE WORLD’S SEEDS “The Norwegian Government is redesigning parts of the Global Seed Vault [in Svalbard], after a record warm summer caused permafrost to melt and flood the entrance.” [ABC Rural]