Friday, August 26, 2011

Rose Crown or Qweens Crown

Rhodiola rhodantha In the fields of flowers on the Jean Lunning
Trail by Long Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. It is in the Stonecrop 

Thursday, August 25, 2011


(Pedicularis groenlandica) This little
purple beauty lives by the stream at the Lake Isabel
trailhead near Brainard Lake.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


This is a Pristine Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly on some
beautiful milkweed that I found in downtown Estes Park.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


This flower is for our friend and relative Joan Dawson. She has a great
childhood story about yarrow.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yellow coneflower

This yellow coneflower was growing in the shade by the trail to Ouzel Falls in Wild
Basin in RMNP yesterday. They can grow to over five feet tall.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Field of Daisies in a stand of Aspen

The trail is almost level and goes through woods and fields of flowers. The noisy creek is on the left. It was not busy today so it was delightful.

Bee Balm

Also called Monarda, this purple flower is growing along the Buchanan Pass Trail which runs beside Middle St.Vrain Creek. The entry is at the Roosevelt National Forest Camp Dick Campground which is in Peaceful Valley at mile 50 on the Peak to Peak Highway.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Garland of Flowers

The Golden Girl the morning after her Golden Wedding Anniversary.
On our Silver Anniversary I gave her a garland of flowers and she
is wearing the garland I gave her this week. It is striking and we
will dry it soon so we can use it at home. The original Greek Olympian's
received garlands for winning. Jan is certainly a champion.

Fireweed and a small bonus

Fireweed at a very dry Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Below is a cow elk munchingon lunch just below the fireweed.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Greetings from the "Golden" couple. We both feel so fortunate to have found each other more than fifty years ago. It seems like only yesterday.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mountain Daisies

Beautiful mountain daisies at our cabin in Estes Park.

Friday, August 5, 2011


These delicate flowers are in the front garden and are from seed.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gnome Garden

Even in the blistering heat with a little water the gnome garden does well 
with Black Eyed Susans and cone flowers. The little fellas just keep on smiling.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Last Lily

 This is this years last lily. I have no clue what it is but it lasted 3 weeks.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blackberry Lily

 Belamcanda chinensis  This is really in the iris family and 
bloomed very early this year.



Monday, August 1, 2011

Tiger Lily

 These are our oldest true lilies. They are on a strong stalk but watch
out for the stamen - you will never get the rust colored pollen out of your shirt.