Wildflower Bonanza

Two weeks ago, I went on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park that was abundant in wildflowers. Most of the day was overcast, but the sun did come out in the early afternoon, when we were up high, and gave us some dramatic views of peaks, clouds, trees, and rocks.

The hilltop disappearing into the cloud gives you an idea of how moody the hike was early on.
The hilltop disappearing into the cloud gives you an idea of how moody the hike was early on.
One of the larger patches of Indian Paintbrush we saw
One of the larger patches of Indian Paintbrush we saw
There were masses of these along a stream we crossed.
There were masses of green mertensia along a stream we crossed.
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I love the lines (and asymmetry) of this dead tree.
Grace Falls in the mist
Grace Falls in the mist
One of many clusters of columbine
One of many clusters of columbine
This little guy got very close to us; he clearly expected a treat. So we took his picture.
This little guy got very close to us; he clearly expected a treat. So we took his picture.
I assume the red on these leaves is something nasty but they were too stunning to ignore.
I assume the red on these leaves is something nasty but the red on green was stunning in person.

For more pictures from this hike, see my Hiking in RMNP photo album on Facebook.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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