The plant is protected here so no casual lopping off branches for dinner or specimens. And as Saana is a sacred mountain you might want to be especially respectful of all its life forms anyway. A person who wants to interview this plant here might to lie down on the fragrant mountain for an hour or two in the sunshine, patiently listening, making drawings and taking photos, trying not to trample. You don't feel at all sorry for me for this, do you, and nor should you.
It's about 3½ cm high as you can see ...
or, if you like, here's a hare-shit for scale:
(Ok the bunnies are pretty big around here...
I think this is a Lepus timidus the arctic hare, with her big white feet. I took the photo at midnight from my bedroom window.)
Here's where my rhododendron grows:
I befriended this very nice mousey-type living nearby who consented to be photographed in exchange for sharing my cheese sandwich (don't worry, good black rye-bread, very healthy.)
Up here the moss grows taller than the trees
the plants huddle close to each other
the rocks appear greenish because they are covered in lichen.