Thursday, June 13, 2013

First Wildflowers at HIgh Altitude

Globeflowers along Lehman Creek

We took our first hike of the season above 10,000'.
Trails are still wet from snowmelt and streams run high.

Marsh Marigold 

Our winter extended through May, but wildflowers aren't wasting time.

Globeflowers along Lehman Creek

Globeflowers and Marsh Marigolds bloom in boggy areas. 

The tiny Calypso Orchid (Fairy Slipper) is also blooming.
This fragile beauty manages to germinate as soon as the snow melts.

I celebrate the stamina and persistence of wildflowers:
One Good Thing


  1. they're beautiful! as are your photos of them! wonderful detail!

  2. These are really beautiful Barb, great photos!
    An English Girl Rambles

  3. Oh, my. What a wonderful walk of discovery. Spring truly has come to the high country. Made me long for my old days in the Rockies! Thanks so much for stirring up memories and getting a new set from your beautiful photos.

  4. You have an eye for nature. I suppose you feel a part of it.

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I can just smell the fresh air...

    Is that snow along that creek?

  6. How exciting to see the first wildflowers bloom, stunning images! :)

  7. Beautiful flowers but I still see some snow.


  8. Hi,again!
    I like all of those photos. Especially the first one is wonderful.
    I can almost hear the snow melt!!

  9. Hi Barb,

    Those flowers are very beautiful - I like a lot the texture of the petals!
    It must have been a lovely day with marvelous landscapes an views ... the water running in the background of the first photo ... just lovely!

  10. Such beautiful flowers. It is amazing how flowers have managed to adapt to all kinds of environments. They must be very welcome after a long winter.

  11. I am not that crazy about yellow, but that shade is lovely. I can't think of one wildflower here that comes up with snow on the ground. That must be such a sight.

    Hey, do you have more than one color of Indian Paintbrush?

  12. Oh Happy Happy Summer up there! I know I've told you probably a zillion times that I dream about the wildflowers we saw in August somewhere up there where Geoff took makes me happy to know that they come back so quickly, wow, almost as soon as the snow has melted. Beautiful post.


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