Richardson's geranium & Lupines.
a close-up of a really cool species confined to the higher altitudes around here, Whipple's Penstemmon. i really dig the color on these babies.
a full - plant shot. i only see these guys at around 9,500+ feet elevation.
a view of a huge avalanche chute on Fremont Peak with the weather getting iffy......
Golden Columbines were going off. such a cool flower - the nectar is at the ends of the rearward facing tubes so that the pollinator like a hummingbird or moth has to reach deep into the flower for a treat, pollinating it.
Mountain Sneezeweed. those big fat flies are the pollinators for these guys.
a nice deer's ears in the inner basin meadow.
grinding it out! conditions were really loose & rocky and i was quite blown out afterwards, but it sure is pretty up there. all the roads are maintained to service the wells Flagstaff gets much of it's water from but closed to motorised vehicles. that's pretty damn nice...........thanks for reading! Steve.