For several hours this afternoon I wandered happily around Enchanted Mesa. Whoever named this peaceful place must have loved it. I do too.
I went in search of more wildflowers of spring. I am beginning to believe that spring has finally arrived here. I think that we had the last snow of the season a couple of days ago. Today was sunny and warm.
This month’s storms left a lot of moisture. In fact, this has been Colorado’s wettest April in at least a decade. With all the snow and rain during the past three weeks I figured that the early spring wildflowers would be in bloom. They were.
The pasqueflower was the wildflower that I particularly wanted to photograph today. Here are two shots of the same flower taken a couple of hours apart. I can’t decide which one I like most:
But spring has brought forth a great variety of wildflowers already. Here are some of those I saw today:
More woodpeckers were around than usual too:
Enchanted Mesa is just above the most famous building in Boulder and the only one that I know of that a famous architect designed. The building is the home of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and I.M. Pei was the architect. I got a peek at it from the Enchanted Mesa Trail today: