It is surprising to see so many flowers in lush, full bloom. It is certainly one of the most unexpected sights in Alaska. They say it's the constant sunlight of summer. The most fascinating flower is the Fireweed. It blooms from the bottom up. When it reaches the top, that signals summer is over. Because of the very mild winter they had this year, the Fireweed began blooming early. The question is: Since the Fireweed began blooming early, does that mean summer will end early? Everyone is watching and waiting.