finding beauty in the common and the uncommon

Posts tagged “flowers


Life is all about our connections to those around us.

rough day

It’s been a rough day, but they’re still hanging in there

nature is perfect

Nature can be soft
Nature can be brutal
We don’t always understand it,
but it is always perfect.

rain is a blessing

Who said rainy days were dreary? You just have to look in the right places.
(My prayers go out to those affected by flooding. Too much of a good thing can be just too much.)


Pasque flowers in the Rockies

A small group of alpine Pasque flowers is evidence that spring has come to the Rockies.
The photo was taken near the small mountain town of Ouray, Colorado.



Help each other reach higher

Orchidian geometry

many blossoms

Tree blossoms are always such a welcome sign of spring,
along with the soft fragrance they leave on the breeze.

radial radiance

suspended dew

Spring is a magical time of growth and rebirth, of amazing beauty.
Here you see two flower buds delicately suspending a lone drop of dew in the evening sun.

Fire and Ice

bzzz bzzz

A humble bumblebee collects pollen from a wildflower, swaying in the cool summer breeze that flows down from nearby Shoshoni Peak. Welcome to the Indian Peaks Wilderness area in Colorado.


here and there

water lily

This image is not available for licensing. Sorry!


Alpine sunflowers on the east ridge of Mount Bierstadt, in Colorado.
In the distance you can see part of The Sawtooth, a ridge running between Bierstadt and Mount Evans.
Mount Evans is home to the highest paved road in North America.

Defining Daisy

The setting summer sun provides a brilliant backlit glow for this pair.