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Colorado - Flower Stroll - Part 1


All through the spring, summer and fall there were flowers blooming. It was hard for many people to notice them though. In fact the man we first stayed with had 5 acres that I would walk daily looking at what was blooming.

His standard statement was he didn’t know why I was wasting my time “nothing grows here in Colorado…it is a desert!” He said this emphatically on a daily basis and was always surprised at what I brought back home in the form of pictures!

Flatspine Stickseed-Lappula occidentalis

Golden Smoke-Corydalis aurea

Giant Indian Paintbrush – Casstilleja miniata

Wild Blue Flax – Linum perenne lewisii

Western Salisfy – Tragopogon dubius

New Mexico Yucca – Yucca harrimaniae

Rocky Mountain Beeplant – Cleome serrulata

New Mexico Beardtongue – Penstemone thurberi

Black Eyed Susan – Rudbeckia hirta

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Well, you would have to be blind not to see the beauty if those flowers. They are stunning and well photographed too.

5 Feb, 2010


I like the Cleome, it's gorgeous.

5 Feb, 2010


Amazing that some people don't see what's in front of them! Great that you do, Hw. Thanks for the lovely photos. :-)

5 Feb, 2010



The beardtongue looks similar to Freesia, and the Western Salisfy looks
remotely like one of the Scabious family.

The Bee plant is lovely, and blue Flax is so pretty.

Love all of these for my Wildlife Border..........You have just made my day
a lot happier!!!

Freesiaperson x

5 Feb, 2010


Wonderful variety of pretty flowers :o)

5 Feb, 2010


Lovely flowers...

5 Feb, 2010


Thanks all....there are more coming!

I have one I photographed Freesiaperson that is similar to the Salisfy, and have not been able to id...maybe it will ring a bell with will be in the next installment (I

5 Feb, 2010


I would be more than happy to have these in my garden...lovely pics and colours...:o)))

5 Feb, 2010


lovely flowers

5 Feb, 2010


the Wild Blue Flax is beautiful...

5 Feb, 2010


He.................should have gone to Specsavers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 Feb, 2010


lol wagger, was thinking same thing hahaha, great pics healer... ;o))

10 Feb, 2010



10 Feb, 2010


wonderful blog..thanks

11 Feb, 2010

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