Monday, September 12, 2011

Survivors


Aster and Paintbrush surviving the arid climate at CO National Monument, Sept. 12, 2011

dry grasses and dusty sagebrush lend a calming contrast to the dazzling remains of summer

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours! I love blue flowers in my garden, so that aster would be a winner! I need to do some catching up on your posts, Barb. I see you have a new profile picture...it's lovely! You are so slender! I wonder how you manage it living in such a cold country. I find I get so hungry in the winter months and pack on the kilos!

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  2. I love the purple Aster. I think purple flowers are one of my favorites.
    Love Di ♥

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  3. So true. I read an article about the flowers and grasses at the Denver Botanical in the Denver Post today that was interesting. September certainly doesn't bloom like June does, but it does bloom with its own special beauty. The Asters and Indian Paintbrush truly are survivors.

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  4. What lovely shots that remind us of determination and beauty.

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  5. They're hanging in there, aren't they?

    So beautiful, but so very different from the blooms we saw three months ago.

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  6. it is so funny, you think these are such a delicate little flower but look at the strong stems! I think that is what I noticed right away, the tiny little blooms and the strong....stems....(sigh) kind of like us huh....

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  7. Survivors and remnants of the warm summer heat, still retain their beauty. Hope you are doing well(I presume) on your hike in the CO mountains.

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  8. Beautiful colors...
    They have survived the arid climate so very well. Loved this, Thanks for sharing this.
    Have a fabulous week ahead Barb:)

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  9. The flowers look so fresh and lively in contrast to the dry grasses and brush in the background. Beautiful!

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  10. the asters are in full bloom here too - I love seeing them fill the meadows and roadsides with their casual color. we have no paintbrush here, but I can enjoy it through your beautiful captures. happy day to you Barb.

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  11. Flowers need those bright colours to attract pollinators. And we need their bright colours to put smiles on our faces. Lovely photos.

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  12. I love asters. They are so welcome this time of year. I don't think I;ve ever seen paintbrush so tall before.

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  13. I love "survivor" flowers. Beautiful reminders of an important lesson.

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  14. I really like the photo of the asters. The delicate brown grass adds an airy boquet-like feel to the clump of flowers.

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  15. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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