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.

Chamaenerion Angustifolium

This is the Chamaenerion Angustifolium… if you know how to pronounce that correctly, I am impressed. The more common name is Fireweed flower. These flowers are known as fireweeds not because of their fiery red stem, but because they are often the first plant to repopulate an area after a forest fire. I found this one on…

Peek-a-boo

Today is “Flower Friday” and it’s always difficult to come up with a more interesting post than, “isn’t this flower gorgeous?” Well, I think this particular flower–an Iris–is stunning. The center petals with delicate veins almost look like it’s playing peek-a-boo with you. I’m also intrigued by the shades of violet. Every Iris is unique in…

Teton Flora

The rugged Teton Range is so iconic that visitors often miss or are surprised by the diverse beauty of this place. The peaks are the star attraction and as such everything else seems at times to pale in comparison. However, the wildlife here, like in the neighboring Yellowstone National Park, is full of diverse creatures both…

Jaio Dark Red

Guest blogger… my beautiful wife. The amount of time my husband spends taking flower photos is…extensive, but always worth the extra time as you can see from this photo of the Vinca, or “Jaio Dark Red.” Aperture, exposure, ISO and all the other things I don’t understand are perfectly adjusted on his camera while he crouches and…