Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wild Bouquet

Even though today's focus was to be wildflowers, it was hard not to be distracted by the surrounding mountains with beautiful lakes tucked into their bases. I tried to remain focused to today's bouquets while we ascended upon Healy Pass! I'm just learning how to use the macro feature on my camera and I will be needing more practice. Today I just did lots of zooming in close and this is the fruit of my labor.
Yellow seemed to be a dominant color as did fuchsia with splashes of white and pale pink here and there. My intentions for today were to have closer examinations of the flowers comparing them to flowers in my Central Rockies Wildflowers book but time didn't allow for that. That will come on July 25th when I touch down on Sunshine Meadows.
I did touch down on Healy Pass as you can see. Yes, that is me lost in the Castilleja Miniata aka paintbrushes.
Flowers looked pretty everywhere!
Along side a babbling little brook!
Framing a mountain scene!

Carpeting a mountain meadow!

And even blending in with our blended frozen watermelon treats!

Wild bouquets were presented to us today in all shapes and sizes and colors.

Don't be fooled by what looks like or sounds like a walk in the park! This was still 6 hours and 30 minutes of hiking over 19 kms with 698 meters of elevation. The elevation was gradual though and with views like these today, effort did not amount to anything, that will come tomorrow!


  1. Andra you are prettier than the flowers..

  2. Thank you for the compliment whoever you may be!

  3. Beautiful flowers up there! Thanks for sharing your terrific pictures!


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