Milk Weed Portrait

Milk Weed, from bud to flower, posing nicely in the evening sunlight.

Everywhere we look on our daily walk milk weed is springing forth. Most plants have buds just waiting to burst into flower while a few have started their blooms. We all know milkweed is an important flower for the Monarch Butterfly but given its abundance it helps sustain many pollinators both large and small.

Summer is truly upon us…on your mark, get set….go.

 

Along Clear Creek in Denver, CO.

At days end

At the end of a nice hike we were greeted by the sun poking through the junipers and pinion pine illuminating one of my favorite wildflowers, painted brush. It always feels good to see these flowers glowing in the sun light as spring and summer arrive.

Colorado, USA.

April Showers

Well it just had to happen. The Peach Tree just decided it was time to flower and along comes an April snow shower. Looks iffy for peaches again this year. However, given the lack of moisture we have had this spring five inches or so of an April shower is truly a welcomed event and perhaps will bring May flowers.