Bighorn beauties and beyond
|Calochortus nuttallii in the Bighorns|
The lower foothills of the Bighorns are covered with Sagebrush steppe--an acquired taste. Once you've acquired it, you can never have enough--I warn you! (What's that blue stuff in the sagebrush anyway?)...
It's one of the innumerable penstemons found hereabouts--in this case Penstemon subglaber.
|Penstemon laricifolius v. laricifolius|
Not just pink penstemons...but this: Penstemon aridus
|Pulsatilla patens albino|
Since this was the snowiest winter in 40 years, we finally found Kelseya in full bloom~
Here are the two same clumps--I had to use a telephoto for the closeups (Jan wouldn't let me get close)...
Another slightly blurry shot from too far away--but the contrast of rose flowers and orange lichens are truly unique!
|A little Lesquerella|
|Aquilegia jonesii (on the right--as if I had to say that)|
|Ranunculus eschscholtzii and Frasera speciosa rosette emerging through water.|
|Fritillaria pudica and Claytonia lanceolata|
|It grew in fantastic drifts along the shoreline of Lake Yellowstone: there must have been thousands every few paces...|
|What is Glenn Guetenberg photographing, prithee?|
And a wonderful ochroleucus form of Erigeron compositus. Or is it E. ochroleucus?
|Erigeron compositus v. discoideus|
|We saw Viola nuttallii everywhere...|
|And this Antennaria in the parkinglot of Artist's Overlook. Not sure which one...|
|Opuntia polyacantha with Absoroka Mountains in background...|
Life is sweet!