One hike…and 23 wildflowers…part three

This is the last segment of wildflower photos from my hike from Millcreek Canyon, over the Lambs Canyon Pass, and down to Lambs Canyon.  To see the first two posts, click here and here…and, as always, thank you for visiting.


30 responses

  1. Beautiful pictures of beautiful flowers. There is quite a selection on that trail. I can almost hear the bees buzzing around the yellow sweet clover in the next to the last shot.

    July 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

    • Thank you, Allen…. I was out on the trails again yesterday and found that there must have been thousands and thousands of flying bugs out there. Each time I would stop to take a photograph, it was almost at my peril…. 😉

      July 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

      • I know-I deal with that all the time but they are usually too busy to bother you. Survival comes before bugging intruders.

        July 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

        • Well, their bugging me substantially decreased their odds of surviving…especially the ones who were a little too persistent!

          July 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  2. Hi Scott, another very fine set of photos; and always difficult when they grow in wild profusion to get the angle and focus correct. The first and the third are particularly gorgeous.

    July 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

    • Thank you, John…I do love that first shot, as well. I had never seen this particular flower on my many other hikes into the canyons and mountains…maybe I wasn’t observant enough, but I was thrilled to have found them on this one. And you are correct, it is a bit difficult sometimes to get the focus and angle correct. I took close to a dozen shots of the flowers in that third photograph (lupines, maybe?) and this was the clearest one…the mountainside hiking and heartbeat and shaking hands contribute to a little bit of difficulty with making the photos.

      I’m glad you like them, John…thank you again.

      July 2, 2012 at 8:41 am

      • Excuse me for butting in, but I think the first shot might be of Columbine. The odd thing is, they don’t look like wild columbine, but they sure are nice.

        July 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        • Thank you for suggesting that, Allen…I had thought it might be a Columbine, too, but it seemed to be the wrong color. I have only seen them in white, so far….

          July 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  3. Very beautiful flowers. I like almost all flowers. But usually the ones I love the best, are the ones that grow in the fields and the forests without the help of man…

    July 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

    • I think those are the best, too, Shimon…so free of us and our influences. 🙂

      July 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  4. You’re becoming quite the botanist! Another lovely set of pictures Scott.

    July 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…now if I’d only learn all those names…. 🙂

      July 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

  5. Very interesting and nice. I have some of these in my garden, like the first one, in many colours. It is an old garden plant in Norway.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    • Thank you, Bente…I love that first one, too…and it must be beautiful in those other colors. 🙂

      July 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

  6. Wonderful assortment! Now you have me wanting to hike in that area.

    July 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    • Thank you, Montucky…it will be ready when you are. 🙂

      July 3, 2012 at 6:57 am

  7. We should all have our Mother’s green thumb!

    July 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    • What a beautiful world we could create if we did!

      July 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  8. That looks like a botanist’s paradise. Beautiful flowers well captured

    July 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    • It is a bit of a paradise, Andy…thank you. 🙂

      July 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

  9. Beautiful! I hesitate to comment on here for fear of sounding like a stuck record 🙂

    July 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    • Thank you, Madhu…I always enjoy your visits. 🙂

      July 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  10. I think it’s wonderful that you stop and drink in the smaller beauties of a hike like the wildflowers. Some people don’t notice these, but I think it’s one of the joys of hiking and just enjoying nature in general. And another thing that makes it so enjoyable is that I have a hubby who is an outdoors enthusiast, yet extremely patient with me and supportive when I want to stop frequently and take photos. He even carries my camera equipment for me.

    July 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  11. I agree with you, Fergiemoto…it is one of the pleasures of being out there…taking it all in. And how nice for you that your patient and nature-loving husband carries your camera equipment for you. 🙂

    July 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  12. Your photographs capture so much of those beauties! I loved the header too.

    July 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    • Thank you, Pattu. 🙂

      July 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

  13. What beautiful wild discoveries from your hike!

    July 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    • Thank you, Cait. 🙂

      July 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  14. More trail flowers! WOW. And you got the shots without stumbling into something! They were everywhere, weren’t they! What a great day you picked to take the hike! I love these wildflower shots! 🙂

    July 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    • Yes, more trail flowers, George…and all without falling down the mountain or into a briar or nettle patch. 🙂 And they were everywhere on this trail…such a pleasure.

      July 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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