Nellie"s Needles

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm Here!

Life has been full of family and friends here at the cottage since we got back from Colorado. Thought I'd better check in with you out in cyberland since I've begun to receive emails enquiring about my well being.  All is well and this next weekend is the last BIG family one of the summer season. When it quiets down here, I'll catch you up with the goings on in my life.

Next week I'll be gearing up for participation in ArtPrize. You may be interested in this article in the Washington Post about the event. I'm pleased to be a part of it again.

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.