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.

Thirsty

Wandering around on the Pawnee National Grasslands last weekend it was quite clear the land is thirsty.

Areas where temporary ponds usually are found are dry as a bone this year.

Flowers from last year remain but the new flowers are asking for rain.

A vast landscape in search of a drink…where are you April Showers.

April 8th 2017 on the Pawnee National Grassland.