Elephants on Parade

Shortly after the snow melts and the boggy grassy areas are still wet the Elephant Head Lousewort Flowers (Pedicularis Groenlandica) come into full bloom. Their blooms always seem short lived but this year we were lucky enough to stumble across fields full of them in their prime on a recent hike in the Colorado high country.

Elephants on Parade in the Mt Zirkel Wilderness, CO.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedicularis_groenlandica

Fishing hole

Usually you like to keep the location of a good fishing hole to yourself. In this case it looks like the word got out. Pelicans, Cormorants, a Blue Heron, Western Grebe were all present and the Tern you can’t forget the Tern. When the fishing is good you gotta get fishing.

Stormy Monday

Spring storms seem to be prevalent this week as ominous clouds build over the ever arid landscape of the high desert plateau of western Colorado. A stormy Monday might not be such a bad thing for a landscape in search of a drink.