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Spring happened while we were gone. The hills are green and tiny wildflowers are in full bloom. Some of the bigger flowers have started blooming too. Luna and I try get out at least once everyday for a walk although some days, like today, it’s not as pleasant and certainly with the high winds it’s not a good day for photographs. Here are a few from the last week or so.

Yellow bells

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Contemplative Luna

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Delicate prairie stars

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Bluebells

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Jawbone, buried in the dry grass

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This is a new flower for me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before.

Dave Sabold says Arabis holboellii – but NOT the flowers! The flowers come later on a stalk, and they’re white in color, not yellow. A fungus produces the yellow color, and the fungus even puts out  a sweet smell. Maybe the fungus attracts insects to distribute the spores?”

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Any guesses on what it is?

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Shooting stars are always a delight

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Still quite a long time til the bitterroot blooms

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Early balsamroot

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A vernal pond. I wonder how long it will last?

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There is a bumper crop of spring beauty this year

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More bluebells

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A good day for a swim at Aspen Lake

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And then, a good shake

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One Comment

  1. The two images between the jawbone and the shooting star show Arabis holboellii – but NOT the flowers! The flowers come later on a stalk, and they’re white in color, not yellow. A fungus produces the yellow color, and the fungus even puts out a sweet smell. Maybe the fungus attracts insects to distribute the spores?


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