Nellie"s Needles

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Rocky Mountain Flowers

Here are photos of some of the flowers that I promised more than a week ago.

 There are wild roses blooming everywhere.
The wild white poppy flowers surprise me.

There are different kinds of yellow blossoms everywhere ...


 I don't understand how these flowers can grow and thrive in seemingly arid soil and rocks.

The yellow ones above and the purple flowers below grow among the rocks along the Big Thompson River that flows past the cabin we rent. It was a joy to watch them blossom and develop over the two weeks we were there.
And, of course, the Paint Brush flowers are profuse in the higher elevations.



9 comments:

Karen said...

beautiful flowers! Different than the prairie flowers but beautiful as well.

Deborah said...

Love wildflowers.

Heather said...

Such lovely flowers Nellie. The wild roses are very similar to ours but I have only seen flowers like the yellow daisies in gardens here in the UK. The yellow and purple ones growing by the water are similar to ones we have and I love the yellow pea-like flowers. The Rockies in summer must be so beautiful.

Julie ZS said...

These are beautiful! I love how different the high country flowers are from "the usual".

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love the flowers by the rock and the river. A lot of inspiration here!

Team Dale said...

God's great work! Love seeing all the flowers! Looks beautiful through your eye. Hope you are having a good end to the summer! Take care.

June Calender said...

Thanks for the beautiful picture which I've looked at a few times -- I get an olefactory hallucination that I can smell that first pink rose == lovely experience.

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