Today we found a huge patch of Columbine on the Cow Creek to Gem Lake Trail. It always surprises me how beautiful these big blue flowers are.
These deep blue flowers were scattered across Upper Beaver Meadows — but hurry, the sun was blazing and they are fading fast.
I found this huge patch of Beebalm (also called Horsemint) on the Twin Owls Loop. It was fantastic. The bees were everywhere — many were more than an inch long. And so heavy that they drag the flower down when they grab on. These flowers get more interesting as they age — the petals turn from pink to lavender…
I found this one June morning on Cub Lake Trail. These huge flowers (3 inches across) bloom at night and into the day time — but by afternoon have turned dark pink and begun to whither.
I love these delicate, weird little flowers. Found on Cub Lake Trail in June.
This one has me stumped. Anyone have any suggestions?