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Friday, November 1, 2019

Nature Friday - Memories of mountain wildflowers

The wildflowers in the mountains were amazing beyond belief this summer. I had tons of fun photographing them but I haven't shown you very many. So, as winter is descending upon us, let's warm up with summer memories.

These are Paintbrush in a crimson color that I only see above 10,000' in the mountains. Paintbrush come in all sorts of colors but crimson is my favorite!
I did a very long solo ride from one point to another where the Runner picked me up in the LabMobile. I had trouble making forward progress due to the incredible flowers! My trail is to the left in the photo.

This was the hillside above my trail at about 12,000' feet elevation. Mother Nature is the best gardener.

Because the trail climbed such steep mountains, it had lots of hairpin curves and switchbacks, all surrounded by flowers and with craggy mountains above them.
I hope that you're feeling the warmth of summer from gazing at these flowers!

Thanks to the LLB Gang for hosting Nature Friday.

17 comments:

  1. oh that is beautiful... like the land we dream about when we had a hard day...

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  2. I would still be stuck with my camera on that hilly trail. the trail is as beautiful to me as those stunning flowers. your photos are spectacular and I can only imagine how wonderful your ride was

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  3. Hari OM
    this is why we take these images - to keep our memory warm at least!!! YAM xx

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  4. Stunning - Absolutely Stunning - Such A Privilege - And That Night Sky, Like YES

    Cheers
    P.S. BLK Dog Hasn't Had A Just Because Treat In Awhile

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  5. Wildflowers are far as the eye can see. Just beautiful!

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  6. We are having a blast of cold here but no snow yet. Those wild flower pictures are amazing! That pink is so bright in the first one. I love it.

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  7. KB thank goodness you have your beautiful photos to look back on spring. Maybe you should enlarge them to fit over your windows for the winter months.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  8. Beautiful. I love your photography.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the pups. ♥

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  9. Beautiful, and to know they flowered so high, without seeds planted, but with nature giving a huge helping hand, all the more glorious.

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  10. We love those flowers in all their pretty colors.

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  11. With this week's recent Arctic blast, your mountain wildflowers were most welcome as we move toward a more seasonal weekend of temps. Stay warm.

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  12. We understand why the flowers slowed you down a bit. So beautiful.

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  13. Stunning, an art gallery in the making!

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  14. Such a beautiful blast of summer color!

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  15. Your switchback picture in particular suddenly reminded me of the "Heidi" book I had when I was really little - it may have been a "Golden Book." Amazing the things the mind retains! Big mountains and meadows dotted with many flowers in various colors...all that's missing is a goatherd and the goats :)

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  16. It is very smart of you to notice the beauty around you

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  17. We are missing flowers already, so thanks for sharing these!!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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