I found this beautiful small cluster of Alyssum flowers in Utah. Alyssum is such a cool name for a flower. They are beautiful.
This is a North American perennial flower known as the Blue Flax, sometime referred to as the Prairie Flax. Scientific name: Linum Lewisii. I found it growing on a trail near Woodland Park, Colorado.
The Iris has long been my favorite flower. This spectacular specimen, found in Pueblo, Colorado, really sets the bar for the beautiful flowers even higher.
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…
It’s that time of year in Colorado when the desert areas become bright with cactus blooms. I found this grouping of cacti while riding my bike on the south side of Colorado Springs.
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…
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.
I personally love the way this giant Black Eyed Susan catches the light and how a field of them can make a landscape come to life. My wife on the other hand thinks they are unsightly and ugly. What do you all think? Let me know in the comments.
A beautiful Snapdragon in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Why are they called snapdragons? Supposedly the flower resembles a dragon’s face…and when squeezed on the sides the “mouth” pops open and closed. Something new to try on your next adventure!