Tag: Wildflowers

Green Going Gold

Autumn is coming to the high country. We’re in that sweetspot between the last summer flowers and the full-on color riot of changing leaves. It starts with the grasses and shrubs, one blade, one leaf at time. Then the first tinge in the Aspen…

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! To honor the day, I’m sharing my little corner of the world, in all four seasons. Spring – new life as the cycle begins again. Summer –  wildflowers and long days Fall – an explosion of color Winter – silent and stunning And…

Of Sunsets and Dogs

The gift of a sunset is not to be missed. I’ve been enjoying them with the dogs. And they seem to enjoy quiet time watching the the last light leave the day as much as I do. Ty, the dog we rescued three weeks…

Wonderful World of Wildflowers

We’ve had a wet summer here in the high country and that means wildflowers. We’ve been out enjoying them and now it’s time to take a moment to share them with you. Enjoy! It’s enough to make us jump for joy. It’s almost overwhelming…

Wildflower Bonanza

It’s wildflower season in the high country! A bouquet bonanza, plethora of posies, flood of flowers. Scoping out the flowers. Shooting stars. The tiny, wonderful elephant head flowers. Yes, there are wild elephants in the mountains and they’re pink! Columbine, the Colorado state flower….

A Day in the Life

Polly is enjoying summer. She found some pretty sunflowers. She played and played and played. My little old lady Rat Terrier, Gyp, wasn’t overly impressed.   Roadtrip! Yes, a Great Dane will fit in a Geo Tracker. And she loves it! Posed for a…

Great Dane Advice for Summer

Polly says humans are too busy during the summer. Kids camps and activities, travel, parties, running here and running there. She recommends slowing down long enough to smell the flowers. Great advice from a pretty great Dane. Enjoy your summer, and stop to smell…

Rocky Mountain Columbines

The Rocky Mountain Columbine (Columbine Aquilegia caerulea) was voted the official state flower of Colorado in 1899 by Colorado school children. This flower has Colorado written all over it: the blue petals represent the sky, the white cup represents snow, and the yellow center represent Colorado’s gold mining history. In 1915,…

Colorado Wildflowers

It’s summer in the Colorado high country and that means soaring mountains, dramatic skies and wildflowers! Spent a beautiful morning taking it all in. Elk chews on aspen bark and flowers. I took this shot of a lovely grassy stream and my husband said, “Hey look!…