One hike…and 23 wildflowers…part two

…picking-up where we left-off in “One hike…and 23 wildflowers…part one“….

To be continued one more time….


14 responses

  1. That last flower, Scott, is stunning. Lovely pictures!

    June 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…I think is commonly called a “Skyrocket,” with a formal name of “Ipomopsis aggregata”…not that the name changes how pretty it is, though. 🙂

      June 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

  2. That third one is the seed head of western yellow goat’s beard for sure. I think one of them might be a lupine too, but other than that I’m not sure. But they sure are beautiful flowers and that’s all that matters.

    June 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

    • I spent about 20 minutes going through a wildflower fold-out that I have and finally came to the same conclusion…it doesn’t matter what we call them, their beauty goes beyond the names. I’m glad you enjoyed them, Allen.

      June 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  3. WOW. I can’t imagine finding this many wildflowers on a car-hike from my house to Mickey D’s! 🙂 These are so pretty, Scott.

    July 1, 2012 at 7:17 am

    • I’m glad you like the flowers, George…and I don’t know that you’ll find them between the house and Mickey D’s unless you take the entirely too long scenic route. 🙂

      July 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

  4. I recognize most of these, but the ones in the fourth photo are new to me. Very pretty!

    July 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    • Thank you, Montucky….I only have a small wildflower guide and I can’t find the fourth one in there….

      July 2, 2012 at 6:44 am

  5. makes me wonder, how long were you walking?

    July 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

    • The hike was about 12 miles total, Shimon, with four of the miles being very steep inclines, coming and going…and I was out there for just over six hours…with a little time for catching the breath and taking a couple of sit-down breaks to have a snack and rest….

      July 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

  6. We have a couple of your flowers here in the UK too, the first and third ones here are in my local fields at the moment. We call the third one ‘jack go to bed at noon’ because the flowers close up over lunchtime. It’s fun to see pictures of the same flowers growing in Utah!

    July 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    • I think it’s neat, too, Finn, that we share some of the same flowers…thousands of miles and an ocean apart. 🙂

      July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  7. One of my favorite things about hiking and camping, is seeing the wide variety of flora. As always, beautiful pictures!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    • Thank you, again, Jason. I appreciate your visiting and kind remarks. 🙂

      July 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

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