I adore high altitude Lupines, like we can find in Western Colorado. You can see them behind Shyla in this photo. I love their vibrant purple.
They go together beautifully with high altitude crimson Indian Paintbrush. Ah, what a sight!
At lower elevations like ours (8200'), the wildflowers have been hit hard by the drought. Only a few remain. Here are Fairy Trumpets - a flower that I love despite its tiny size. I always associate it with two angels in our family, Acadia and K, both of whom died on the same day... and it was in the midst of the time when this flower reaches its peak.
The other flowers near home that are making a valiant attempt to overcome the drought are Coneflowers. They bloom and almost instantly wilt. However, the butterflies still adore them!