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Everyday there is something to observe. With the melting snow, we can see where the dogs relieved themselves all winter. New wildflowers pop up overnight. Birds return from their winter haunts and declare their territories with loud calls and repeated banging. It rains. The mud returns. The sun shines. We go out and work furiously. And then it snowed.

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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