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Favorite Flowers

April 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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Some of my friends encouraged me to share my favorite photographs of flowers on a separate blog or on Flickr. My programmers and I looked into these options.

But the cost of additional bandwidth for a blog of photographs would be too much for me. And the idea of using Flickr, where my photographs could get lost in the millions of other photographs there, didn’t appeal to me.

So I decided to pick out a few of the flower pictures that I like the most for this photo essay. This time my emphasis is much more on the photos than the essay. While I caption these photos with their location, I usually don’t include the names of the flowers.

That’s just because I don’t know them and am too lazy to look them up, because I really don’t think that names are all that important. Nevertheless, I will be glad to accept the scientific or popular name for any of these beauties:

Along South Boulder Creek from the Bobolink Trailhead

Along South Boulder Creek from the Bobolink Trailhead

This Shot Also Has a Background of South Boulder Creek from the Bobolink Trailhead

This Shot Also Has a Background of South Boulder Creek from the Bobolink Trailhead

After the Rain in Claremont Hills Wilderness Park

After the Rain in Claremont Hills Wilderness Park

Fairy Slipper Orchids along the Beaver Trail, Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Fairy Slipper Orchids along the Beaver Trail, Golden Gate Canyon State Park

On the Trail to Blue Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness

On the Trail to Blue Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness

Along Chapin Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park

Along Chapin Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park

Water Lily on Cub Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Water Lily on Cub Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Denver Botanic Garden

Denver Botanic Garden

A Pond at the Denver Botanic Garden

A Pond at the Denver Botanic Garden

Along the Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

Along the Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

Another Beautiful Flower near Emerald Lake

Another Beautiful Flower near Emerald Lake

Bee Enjoying a Mountain Rose near Fern Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Bee Enjoying a Mountain Rose near Fern Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Flowering Cactus on Flagstaff Mountain

Flowering Cactus on Flagstaff Mountain

Colorado\'s State Flower, Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Colorado's State Flower, Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Baby Spotted Coralroot Orchid, Jenny Creek Trail

Baby Spotted Coralroot Orchid, Jenny Creek Trail

Baby Stonecrop, Jenny Creek Trail

Baby Stonecrop, Jenny Creek Trail

Stone Crop, Ceran St. Vrain Trail

Stone Crop, Ceran St. Vrain Trail

Along Dark Creek, Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Along Dark Creek, Golden Gate Canyon State Park

At Rainbow Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness

At Rainbow Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness

In my Rock Garden, Nairobi, Kenya

In my Rock Garden, Nairobi, Kenya

Also in my Rock Garden, Nairobi, Kenya

Also in my Rock Garden, Nairobi, Kenya

Now, after reviewing these all these beautiful flowers I am ready to see some 2009 offerings. Bloom!

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  • 1 Robert Fenton // Apr 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Great Pictures! With Spring underway, we needed this – a great lifter of spirits while everything is still dormant!
    Thanks!
    Bob

  • 2 winnie // Apr 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I brought two Stone Crop plants from the local garden center. I planted them in a large pot next to my front door. It gets very hot there during the Summer because where I live it is high desert climate.

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