I was so happy to see the blooms of paint brush and Western wood lilies decorate the sides of the highway when I was travelling through the mountains. I was inspired to buy a book on shrubs and flowers when I reached Nordegg and was I ever overwhelmed by the varieties! It is hard to determine which is which-so much information but I will try to keep it simple. I share with you the colours of the landscape with those blooms that I have identified as well as the rest of the “pretty flowers”. I am sorry about the blurriness of the first one but curious about what this is.
Such lovely shots ~ not good at identification but love that that these are wild and so beautiful ~ Thanks Jane!!
July 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm
NIce shots Jane! It’s great you had all these beautiful flowers to guide you as you drove along.
July 24, 2012 at 8:06 am
All lovely, but that fourth one in particular… cracks right through the screen and into my living room in a burst of color.
July 25, 2012 at 9:34 am
Thanks Emily, found out it is called Sisyrinchium montanum or Mountain Blue-eyed grass.
July 25, 2012 at 10:43 am
Lovely floral shots!
July 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm
Ninni Raimondi Journalist in Bologna, Italy
July 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm
A series of lovely flower photographs. My favourite is the forth from the top. Simply beautiful.
July 28, 2012 at 11:07 am
Thank you, Otto. Definitely went for a narrow DOF there.
July 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Great to find another Alberta wildflower lover! Looks like you have ID’d most of your lovely images and I think I can help you with the last one. From what I can see of it, I think it is a Wild White, or Richardson’s Geranium (Geranium richardsonii). If you took more pictures of it – leaves, etc., you should be able to confirm it.
July 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm
Thank you Cindy. I think it is the wild white geranium but I am starting to pay more attention to the leaves because that is the first identifying factor in the guide book. I am happy for your comments and that you stopped to check the blog.
July 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Lovely shots. I love very much the photo presenting Bluebells.
August 4, 2012 at 2:12 am
Thank you Matti. I always appreciate your feedback.
August 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm