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
This Shot Also Has a Background of South Boulder Creek from the Bobolink Trailhead
After the Rain in Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
Fairy Slipper Orchids along the Beaver Trail, Golden Gate Canyon State Park
On the Trail to Blue Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness
Along Chapin Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park
Water Lily on Cub Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Denver Botanic Garden
A Pond at the Denver Botanic Garden
Along the Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Another Beautiful Flower near Emerald Lake
Bee Enjoying a Mountain Rose near Fern Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Flowering Cactus on Flagstaff Mountain
Colorado's State Flower, Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Baby Spotted Coralroot Orchid, Jenny Creek Trail
Baby Stonecrop, Jenny Creek Trail
Stone Crop, Ceran St. Vrain Trail
Along Dark Creek, Golden Gate Canyon State Park
At Rainbow Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness
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!