Cowboy’s Delight

The Cowboy’s Delight flower… this might be the oddest common name for a flower. The scientific name is a mouth full, Spaheralcea Coccinea, so I guess Cowboy’s Delight it is. It sounds like something cowboys would have eaten for dessert. The Wild West’s version of Turkish delight. In reality, the name is thought to have…

Vibrant Indian Paintbrush

It is finally summer in Colorado…well, maybe. Earlier this week we had a cold snap and it was back down into the 40’s we go. Seriously, I was wearing a sweater in late June. Global warming?… I’m just asking. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think pollution is a good thing. Alas, it is summer…

Big Red Dahlia

This big red flower with a seemingly unlimited number of petals is known as a Dahlia flower. Seriously, these things are huge—about a 1′ in diameter. The vibrancy of the petals is almost overwhelming. They are stunning flowers… probably the reason why they are the national flower of Mexico.

Arches Evening Primrose

It’s moments like these where you realize how many things we pass by so quickly in life. This Evening Primrose flower, albeit very pretty, probably wouldn’t have stood out in a field of flowers. But, place it in the desert, surrounded by gigantic rock structures, and the perspective changes. This delicate Evening Primrose gives a…

Ice Plant Flower

This beautiful flower is actually called the Ice Plant flower. So called not because they thrive in cold environments, but rather the way they shimmer like ice. They actually grow well in dry areas, making them perfect for adding color to rock gardens. I found this one in Pueblo, Colorado, which has a dry climate.