I was out shooting the Pasque wildflowers a couple weekends ago and had a fairly good overcast morning of it. Pasque’s are like the wild version of a Tulip, and only about a quarter of the size. These flowers have something in them that, when ingested, makes the heart rate of the animal slow way down, so most animals avoid them. (Don’t know what they do to humans though.) But it turns out that wild turkeys are immune to the Pasque’s influences, so they dine on them like a dessert buffet. In fact while photographing them that morning we could here a couple turkeys gobbling just over the knoll from where we were shooting. I was hoping and being really still, just hoping they would wander over to us….
These flowers are a light purple, almost lavender in color and grow to be about 5 to 6 inches high. When they open, they’re beautifully colored inside with yellow and white stamen. And the inside of the lavender petals are white. Beautiful.
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While out cheering on my wife in her first 9K walk/run event this past Sunday (Mothers Day), I came across this little girl strolling through the dandelions. I loved he backlit dandelion scene, green grass and this beautiful toddler looking for the perfect dandelion to pick for Mother’s Day. What a beautiful and natural scene I had stumbled upon!
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As I was driving to Clear Creek Canyon this morning to photograph the Pasque wildflower blooms, I topped out over a hill and had this magnificent view of the Flatirons and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) building. The overcast skies opened up and this huge beam shown down on the Flatirons. Simply Beautiful.
It was going to be a good day….
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