216Days #150 High Desert Flowers
On first glance this appears to be a dried stalk of flowers. It was just one whose buds had not bloomed out. I liked the bronze color against the soft greens.
This plant was so pretty with its almost ivory buds delicately colored on tiny brush stroke at a time in the soft plum color.
The rain drops from an earlier shower glisten in the sun. The delicate color palette of this plant was charming.
The delicate pastel colors in this particular plant are so soft and pleasing. Celery green with a tinge of pale pink and accented with a sprinkle of rain drops is delicious.
These Colorado flowers grow profusely around the bases of the giant rock formations. They with stand blazing heat in the summer, lots of heavy winds and the sub-zero temperatures of the winter. I amazes me that such beauty can thrive in such conditions. It was just a lucky break we were there when these were blooming.
The people all seemed to stay on the paths. No one was cutting through into the natural habitat. Could this sign have been what kept folks on the straight and narrow?
This sign kept everyone where they belonged. No cheaters that I saw.
I hope you enjoyed this little nature trip with me. These are all sights at Garden of the Gods and to be fair on the side of the road in Colorado Springs. All photos taken May 2012 Colorado, USA.
Enjoy your week, but watch where your step.