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Wildflowers 2013

Postby Cheaton6 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:28 am

I remember last year someone posted a thread about wildflowers and it helped out a lot. I was hoping to get another one started and find out where the wildflowers are in peak and when. So lets hear your wildflower updates! Flower Power Image

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:38 am

All from Snowmass Standard Route.
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"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
― Robert Macfarlane

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby Steve Gio » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:11 pm

So Cheaton, are you going to reveal where this amazing picture was taken? Hopefully this weekend will produce some nice shots through the community. But above all enjoy and be safe everyone. Too much bad juju on the air.

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:16 pm

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Not a flower, but thought this was a good picture
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby awilbur77 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Steve Gio wrote:So Cheaton, are you going to reveal where this amazing picture was taken? Hopefully this weekend will produce some nice shots through the community. But above all enjoy and be safe everyone. Too much bad juju on the air.


Looks like Cheaton stole this pic from here http://www.patmoss.com/funpics/wildflowers.jpg ...at least that's what the properties of his photo says.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby SenadR » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:43 pm

Plains Prickly Pear Cactus.
Castlewood Canyon State Park

Plains Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia polyacantha) is a succulent, perennial shrub found in sunny prairie grasslands and on dry hillsides at elevations ranging from 4,000 to 7,500 feet.
Prickly pear cacti are easy to identify because there are limited numbers of cacti of its size in Colorado. It is forms clumps of oval pads, each of which can grow to be six centimeters
long and contain rows of sharp spines. Its flowers bloom copper, yellow, or pink in May and June

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby chrismjx » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:45 pm

Cheaton6 wrote:I remember last year someone posted a thread about wildflowers and it helped out a lot. I was hoping to get another one started and find out where the wildflowers are in peak and when. So lets hear your wildflower updates! Flower Power Image


Amazing shot! Wow! Where was this taken?

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby Cheaton6 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:49 pm

I wish that was my picture! I found it online it is from CA.
I should have put the credit with it originally my bad.

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby goingup » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:54 pm

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I believe it is alpine forget-me-not and it is amazing something so beautiful grows in such an inhospitable environment.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where no one intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby goingup » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:01 pm

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I thought it was a yellow pond lilly because it was near water but the leaves don't quite match up... so unknown unless someone can identify it. I believe it is pollinated by a species of fly.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where no one intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more......

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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby rocky » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:03 pm

Alpine Forget-Me-Not is my favorite flower!

I describe it as 3 square yards of blue, packed into each 1/8" petal - magic.
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Re: Wildflowers 2013

Postby goingup » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:10 pm

Definitely one of my favorite too. There is SO much of it on the hike up Mount Missouri. ( :
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where no one intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more......

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