Hiking the Cow Creek trail today, I was nearly overwhelmed by the huge variety of flowers. Many of them were in shades of purple. So here you go, Prince fans … Purple Fringe, Larkspur, Colorado Columbine, Rock Clematis, Britton Scullcap, Wild Iris, Locoweed and Asters. Enjoy!
Always the first of the year … the purple Pasqueflower is up all over the Rocky Mountain National Park right now. See Twin Owls, Gem Lake and Glacier Creek trails, just to name a few. In the next two weeks you’ll see it at higher elevations as well — if the snow ever melts!
Absolutely stunning — bigger than your palm — we found these at Coyote Ridge in Fort Collins at dusk. Big moths circle around pollinating them.