Bike rides in Colorado entail switchbacks, shortness of breath and stark beauty. I took my camera in early June on one of our local trails to capture the spring blooms. Later in the summer, we will take our bikes to the “high country”, the time when seasonal wildflowers color the mountainsides with their fleeting splendor.
The short-lived green of a rainy spring belies the reality of our rocky, desert-like terrain. Our native plants are prickly and thorny and scrubby, selfish with their blooms and stingy with their beauty. We marvel at their pluckiness and perseverance, and rue the invasive noxious weeds that are overtaking them.
We grow our native weeds and their seed heads BIG here in The West!